The Running Bug Wed, Jan 9 2013 03:10 PM Likes8 14 Comments Facebook4 Twitter3 5 Major Running Mistakes and How to Avoid Them New to running? Avoid these five common mistakes made by beginner runners and you'll get more enjoyment and make great progress that you'll be able to maintain throughout the year. 1. Too Much Too Soon Running MistakesIt’s great to be enthusiastic and to get fit you do need to overload. But there’s overload and there’s overload. Many new runners get the bug, go hell bent for leather and end up with overuse injuries like shin splints. Try one of our beginner programmes to help get you started. Follow the Couch to 5k Training Plan. To continue, log in or sign up. It's FREE and only takes a minute! Log in to your account OR Sign up with Facebook JOIN NOW for FREE!