Bad Running Habits Die Hard

QT: 5 Bad Running Habits That I Need to Work on Breaking

As I am continuing to work through the Success Principals by Jack Canfield, I came across an interesting nugget today.

Did you know that up to 90% of the things that we do on a daily basis are habitual in nature?

My Bad Running Habits

That number kind of blew me away too, but the more I thought about it (and read the examples cited in the book) the more I realized that number is probably pretty accurate.

But whatever the number actually is, can we agree that most of what we regularly do is habitual?


Your Habits Predict Your Results

Good habits produce good results.

Bad habits, bad results.

Simple enough, right?

So if you want to improve as a runner, or in any avenue of your life, you have two choices that will likely bring you the results you desire. You can either implement some new good habits or you can eliminate some old bad habits.

Bad Running Habits Die Hard

And let’s be honest, we all have some bad running habits. Read more

Bad Running Habits You Should Let Go of Like an Old Flame (w/ Video)

Whether you want to admit it or not, if you’re a runner you’re a creature of habit.

We all are.

Once we figure out what works for us on race day, and we do everything we can to avoid deviating from our script.

For me personally, I’ve found that what works for me for longer races is getting up early enough to eat a legitimate breakfast before my race.

And no, a legitimate breakfast isn’t a half of a bagel with a schmear of peanut butter and banana slices on it.

Big Breakfast in Post on Bad Running Habits

That’s a Good Start…

In my world, a legitimate breakfast is 3-4 eggs, preferably fried but scrambled/omelet works in a pinch, with home fries and grits.

And coffee. Lots of coffee.

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