What’s the big­gest train­ing mis­take you’ve made?

Runner's World (UK) - - Editor’s Letter -

‘Train­ing for (and worse still, ac­tu­ally run­ning) my first marathon with­out us­ing gels or sports drinks. It was long be­fore I worked for Rw…and it will never, EVER, hap­pen again.’ – Joe Mackie ‘Tak­ing on my first marathon train­ing plan with too many miles and no strength train­ing. I col­lected two in­juries early on then crashed out with a se­vere third one two weeks be­fore race day.’ – Ge­or­gia Scarr ‘I went for a 17-mile run on a hot day, with no wa­ter and two gels I’d not tried be­fore. De­hy­dra­tion and a blood sugar level that was through the roof saw me do­ing the fi­nal sec­tion home in the back of an am­bu­lance.’ – Kerry Mccarthy ‘Run­ning the nine miles home from work one evening I felt a twinge in my groin around mile five. In­stead of stop­ping I fin­ished the run…and was not able to lace up for three weeks.’ – John Car­roll

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