Running is one of the first movements you learn as a kid (you know, once you nail down crawling, standing, and walking). You fall into the motion pretty naturally, and then learn the basics of stretching, form, workouts, and more from gym teachers and coaches as you grow up. And for the most part, nothing's really changed since you first ran. Or so you thought. Sure, most of the recommendations we've been told have remained steadfast over the years, but there are some old beliefs that can be put to rest.
We uncovered the myths and consulted with Matt Fitzgerald, author of 80/20 Running, running and triathlon coach, and sports nutritionist. Whether you're an experienced endurance athlete or newbie, take note of the parts of your running regimen that may be hurting your performance, upping your risk for injury, slowing you down, or are just plain useless.