5 mistakes you shouldn’t make in your first race
All runners have made mistakes at some point during their training and races. In certain cases, we repeat exactly the same mistakes over and over again. But hopefully, we learn from those failures and take steps to avoid repeating them in the future. Now discover certain mistakes you shouldn’t make in your first run as a runner.
The most frequent failures of beginners in running
When it’s time to start running and participate in a race for the first time, there are a lot of mistakes that we don’t want to make. That’s why we want to give you some tips for running your first race and don’t fall into the mistakes of the most frequent running beginners. Next, and as we’ve told you before, we’re going to show you some of the most common running errors and how you can avoid injuries and other physical inconveniences in your first race:
Worn sneakers or footwear unsuitable for your feet can cause a variety of injuries. Attend a running expert store, where specialist salespeople can evaluate your running style and the way you tread. When they determine whether you have a pronator, supinator or neutral tread, they will tell you which shoe is right for you.
Many runners, especially people who are new, are so moved and so enthusiastic about their race that they do too many kilometres, too fast and too soon. They begin to register for many careers without taking time off to rest and recover. They mistakenly think “more is better” when it comes to running. As a result, they often begin to develop common running injuries, such as calf, knee, or iliotibial strap syndrome. In some cases, they may tire quickly and lose interest in running.
Poor body posture
Some runners don’t know what the ideal running posture is, they swing their arms from side to side, which makes it more likely that they won’t breathe as effectively. Certain beginners have a tendency to keep their hands face up for their chest, especially when they are fatigued. You will really get considerably more fatigued holding your arms that way and you will begin to feel tension and more tension in your shoulders and neck.
Try to hold your hands at waist level, just above where they might subtly rub your hip. The arms should be at a ninety-degree angle, with elbows at the sides. You should turn your arms (shoulder side, not elbow side), as they are swinging forward and backward.
Lack of hydration
Many runners underestimate how much fluid they lose throughout a race and don’t drink enough because they’re worried about having flatus and, consequently, not knowing how to fight flatus in the middle of a race. As a result, they suffer from dehydration, which can be detrimental to both health performance. Runners should pay attention to what and how much they drink before, during and after exercise. Here we show you a simple rule to take and run:
One hour before the start of your race, take care of your hydration: try to drink from 500 to 750ml of water or another liquid that does not contain caffeine. Don’t drink considerably more, because if you go too far you may have to stop to go to the bathroom throughout the race. To make sure you’re hydrated before you start running, you can drink another one hundred fifty-250ml immediately before starting the race.
Some runners wear the wrong type of clothing, either because of excess or because it is not compatible with the weather conditions, causing discomfort and the danger of suffering from illnesses related to heat or cold.
Carry suitable canvas fabric is essential. Runners must wear technical tarpaulins such as DryFit, Thinsulate, Thermax, CoolMax, polypropylene or silk. This will suppress sweat from your body, keeping it dry. It is essential to make sure that you do not use cotton, because when it gets wet, it will stay wet, which can be uncomfortable in warmer and more dangerous weather in cold times. Your skin is also more likely to become irritated if you use cotton.