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ERROR #11 Going off too fast, too soon

SCHOOLGIRL ERRORS

THE LESSON

Learning how important it is to get your pacing right, especially on race day.

THE TEACHER

Matt Buck, Salomon-sponsored ultrarunner, coach and adventurer.

We all do it, from first-time parkrun participants to experienced ultrarunners. Starting a race too fast is easy to do, but it can be both painful and disappointing when your PB slips out of reach before you’ve even hit the half-way mark.

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Think you’re too old or not fit enough to start running? Or perhaps think you’re the wrong body shape? The April issue of Women’s Running, on sale 22 February, will make you think again. Find out why running is so accessible, despite these preconceived barriers, and use our ultimate beginners’ training plan to get you started. Get inspired by our cover star, Paralympic athlete Stef Reid MBE, who despite losing her leg in a near-fatal boating accident, went on to become the reigning World Champion in long jump. You’ll also hear from three women who refused to let their disability, weight or cultural barriers stop them from running. Worried about injury setting you back? Don’t miss our 10 top tips for injury prevention, or our lower-leg workout, designed to combat shin splits, plantar fasciitis, calf niggles and more. With marathon season looming, we’ve also got essential advice for you on staying hydrated – as well as reviews of the latest gels, bars and drinks – to help you perform at your best, in training and on race day. You’ll also find our usual kit reviews, expert training advice and inspiring runner interviews.