Going Out Too Fast
This is a big one, and despite our warning, and the warnings of everyone else who's ever written an article like this, there is still a very good chance you're going to ignore us and go out too fast. "It's the number one mistake for first-timers and veterans alike," says Honerkamp. "If your goal is eight-minute pace, and you find yourself running 7:30s, 7:40s, believe me, you're not 'banking time.' There is no such thing as banking time."