Your first half marathon is an exciting event, but the newness of it can lead to some frustrating lessons. Take it from me. The Long Beach Half Marathon was my first attempt at 13.1 miles, and my race was full of rookie mistakes that ended up costing me dearly—and mistakes I corrected before my next attempt. Here is a look at some first-time mistakes I made that are common among newbies running their first half marathon.
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