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Doing too much, too soon, too fast

Doing too much, too soon, too fast

One of the common pitfalls for the newbie runner is to start from doing nothing to relatively heavy training in a short period of time. If you're not giving your body lots of time to build up your running, you might be in for a stress fracture.

Going with "too much, too soon, too fast" is not getting enough rest. Not just sleep but rest for your bones and joints too. When you start running, run for half as many days as you don't.

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