3 Running Mistakes That Can Pack on the Pounds

jajaj! True… this is why I don’t like to run… While running burns all sorts of calories, some people (myself included) will actually see the number on the scale stay the same—or even increase. Despite their best efforts, some runners struggle to lose weight. If you’ve taken up running or you’re working to run farther or faster, keep these three mistakes in mind so you don’t pack on the pounds.

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I recently started training for a marathon this spring. It’ll be my third go at the 26.2-mile distance, so I have all sorts of goals for it. One of my goals, you might be surprised to hear, is not to gain weight during training. Huh? Gain weight? Yep. Let me explain.

While running burns all sorts of calories, some people (myself included) will actually see the number on the scale stay the same—or even increase. Despite their best efforts, some runners struggle to lose weight. If you’ve taken up running or you’re working to run farther or faster, keep these three mistakes in mind so you don’t pack on the pounds.

Eating more calories than you burn

One common reason why some runners don’t lose weight is because they overestimate the amount of calories they can consume during training. And it’s easy to do, especially if you’re training for a long-distance race

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