J. Gordon Duncan

Culture, Business, Fitness, Etc.

A Dozen Do-Nots: Running

Dozen-DoNotsA Dozen Do-Nots is part of an on-going series.  You will also find posts about the Dozen from Mike Askew at http://bit.ly/4nnOim.  The idea is to present 12 simple things to avoid in the most practical of areas.

Since I am a novice runner preparing for my first marathon, I decided to post the 12 things that I have learned in my 3 months of training.  If any of you veteran runners want to contribute, feel free to add or post.  I hope you enjoy.

A Dozen Do-Nots:  Running

  1. Do not spit in front of you; spit to the side (you’ll figure this out).
  2. Do not wear 100% cotton shirts (it’s like wearing a 10 lb weight).
  3. Do not assume you can skip rest before a run.
  4. Do not forget to hydrate before, during, or after a run.
  5. Do not assume you are ready to train for a marathon.
  6. Do not wear brand new shoes on your run; break them in somewhere else.
  7. Do not waste time getting protein in you after your run (do it immediately).
  8. Do not brag about your time or pace.
  9. Do not skip stretching.
  10. Do not compare yourself to other runners.
  11. Do not assume oncoming cars can see you.
  12. Do not run at night alone.

Others in the Series:

Making Your Wife Happy – http://bit.ly/Ty5OK

Marriage Communication – http://bit.ly/IERbQ

Church Planting – http://bit.ly/37hAPb

Being Civil to Others – http://bit.ly/4nnOim

Mountain Biking – http://bit.ly/vdZ6

Wrestling with Your Kids – http://bit.ly/BaQff

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