As with most things in life, hindsight is 20/20.

If only I had known this …

If only I had done it this way instead of that way …

And when looking back my first experiences running and racing on the trail, there are a number of things I wish someone had told me before I hit the dirt. Lessons or advice that could have saved me a lot of time, energy, and frustration.

In today’s podcast, I share four such lessons, so you don’t make the same silly mistakes I did.

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Author Doug Hay is the founder of Rock Creek Runner, host of the Trail Talk podcast, and fanatical about everything trail running -- beards, plaid shirts, bruised toenails, and all. He and his wife live and run in beautiful Black Mountain, NC.

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