All posts tagged: Covid

A man is sitting in a grainfield practicing breathing techniques.

A method worth exploring?

It’s been a strange irony that I, lying in my bed, should stum­ble upon a book that deals so inti­mate­ly with the very thing that had brought me low. Covid had robbed me of my strength and left me short of breath, and yet it was in the midst of this strug­gle that I found dis­trac­tion and, yes, a tune up.

A person wearing running shoes is sitting on the floor, only the upper legs visible.

Only assholes do that

As I step out into the chilly air, I can feel the weight of the past year bear­ing down on my shoul­ders. My Achilles ten­don still aches, a con­stant reminder of the injury that has slowed me down for so long. And yet, despite the pain and the set­backs, I lace up my shoes and begin to run. It’s the first day of a new year, and I am deter­mined to make it a suc­cess­ful one.

Quick Links — Week 27

«Going to Exhaus­tion. Even When You Aren’t Pre­pared.» — Steve Mag­ness, The Sci­ence of Run­ning «The Race to the Start Line: Return­ing to Run­ning After Hav­ing Covid-19» — Talya Mins­berg, The New York Times «Run­ning has taught me some impor­tant life lessons» — Audrey Dana­her, The Globe and Mail «How to run 100K (in 20 steps)» — Kee­ley Milne, Can­na­di­an Run­ning Mag­a­zine «6 rea­sons why trail run­ning is worth adding to your work­out rou­tine» — Spencer McK­ee, Out­There Col­orado «Women Run the World: Aoife Cooke Would Love for Her Sex­u­al­i­ty to be Irrel­e­vant» — Cathal Den­nehy, Wom­en’s Run­ning «Alter­na­tives to UTMB – The Oth­er Epic Moun­tain Races in Europe» — Helen Dixon, Trail & Kale Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

A woman seen from behind is running in a park.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on runners around the world

You prob­a­bly have expe­ri­enced it your­self, or you may have read head­lines like this one: «Run­ning is enjoy­ing a boom because of the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic». And yes, it’s true. Gyms were closed. Spin class­es and boot camps had been can­celed. Peo­ple were stuck at home for most of the day for a long time. So run­ning has seen a boom dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic. But what about the over­all sta­tis­tics? Did peo­ple run more dur­ing the pandemic?