All posts tagged: Covid

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?

Quick Links — Week 8

«Why we run: 19 inspir­ing run­ners share their rea­sons for run­ning» — Joe Mack­ie, Run­ner’s World UK «How to train your men­tal mus­cle» — Mar­ley Dick­in­son, Cana­di­an Run­ning Mag­a­zine «For­ev­er Grate­ful: A Pro­file of Emi­ly Haw­good» — Alex Pot­ter, iRun­Far «Does sleep­ing burn calo­ries?» — Kirsty Welsh, Live Sci­ence «The 4 Types of Bread the Longest-Liv­ing Peo­ple on the Plan­et Eat Every Day» — Isado­ra Baum, Well+Good «Best Post-Run Recov­ery Tips by Com­mu­ni­ty Run­ners» — RunSo­ci­ety «How to Use Thresh­old Work­outs in Your Train­ing» — Lau­ra Nor­ris Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

A woman is running in a park.

Why exercise plays a crucial role in Covid recovery

For many peo­ple the Coro­na pan­dem­ic is hit­ting clos­er to home. In the last weeks I have come across a lot of Insta­gram posts by run­ners who have con­tract­ed with the virus or who are instruct­ed to quar­an­tine them­selves. And while most peo­ple who catch the dis­ease expe­ri­ence mild symp­toms, many report feel­ing short of breath and slug­gish for weeks after­ward. But you all know what run­ners are like: they want to return to track or trail, and that soon­er rather than lat­er. I have found sev­er­al arti­cles pro­vid­ing tipps for your come­back after infec­tion. First, the good news: the two go togeth­er, «exer­cise plays a cru­cial role in recov­ery,» as Manuela Callari writes in a piece for The Guardian: «Sleep and rest help your immune sys­tem to fight the dis­ease but it is crit­i­cal to start mov­ing again to avoid fur­ther weak­en­ing of your body about sev­en days after the major symp­toms have disappeared.»