Running too fast.
Running too slow.
Always running the same speed.
Inadequate recovery time between training sessions or events.
Participating in too many events / over-racing.
Doing the same thing you have always done.
Running for the wrong reasons.
Blindly following a plan.
Ignoring the feedback loops from the body.
Progressing at an inappropriate rate.
If you recognise that you suffer from one, or many of these failures, I suggest that we sit down for a chat about what it is that you want to achieve, and what the path is to get you there.
In the interim, here are my six training tips that should be applied to any training regime: