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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.»