6 Race Day Fails and How to Avoid Them

Ever runner has that story. They went into a race feeling confident, only to make one simple mistake that turned the entire experience into a colossal race day fail. Even professional runners have race day gaffes now and again (see the several big name runners who lost at the last second due to premature celebration).

A race day fail can be extremely disappointing after months of training, not only ruining your experience but also perhaps dashing your dreams of a new PR.

The good news: You can learn from other's mistakes. We've compiled a list of common race day fails that may seem like common sense, but trust us, they can happen to anyone.

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