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Top 4 Pre-run Mistakes to Avoid

A pre-run ritual can make or break your whole-day training. If you want better workout results, avoid the following six pre-run mistakes as much as possible.

1. Consuming Too Many Carbs

Our body depends on carbohydrates, which is helpful when we jog a lot.

However, too much carb consumption before your scheduled run leads to a spike in your blood sugar. We may get an initial energy jolt, but once our blood sugar starts to crash, there’s a high chance that our energy drops gradually, and we start to become sluggish.

2. Overeating Fiber-Heavy Foods

Fiber may help minimize hunger and stabilize blood sugar levels, but excessively eating fiber-heavy meals before a jog can lead to consequences such as gastrointestinal issues.

Before you start jogging, we recommend eating bananas, oatmeal, or other quickly digestible foods. Encountering stomach issues mid-mile is one abrupt situation you need to avoid.

3. Gulping Too Much or Little Water

Drinking an adequate water volume during pre-runs – not too much, but not too little – is a must. If possible, try to gulp an estimated volume proportionate to your partial body weight (in ounces).

Furthermore, make sure that your urine color is mostly light-yellow.

4. Making Static Stretches

We all know that warm-ups or stretches before the start of any physical training are essential to get our muscles ready for action. Static stretching, though, is a different story.

Avoid holding stretches on still tight and cold muscles for more than 30 seconds because it will likely inflict muscle soreness or, worse, physical injuries.

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