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  • COVID-19: What is the impact on Runners around the USA?

    By: David Willard April 10, 2020 No doubt, it is an understatement to say that covid-19 has had a major impact on all our lives. But that impact varies depending on where we live and how active the outbreak and restrictions are in our area of the world. As part of an online running and training community (Runners Connect) with members from around the world, I decided to ask some of them about the impact covid-19 has had on their ability to train, run and stay active. I selected 5 runners from around the world and 5 runners from the…
    Category: Run, Running, Safety
  • COVID-19: What is the impact on Runners around the World?

    By: David Willard April 10, 2020 No doubt, it is an understatement to say that covid-19 has had a major impact on all our lives. But that impact varies depending on where we live and how active the outbreak and restrictions are in our area of the world. As part of an online running and training community (Runners Connect) with members from around the world, I decided to ask some of them about the impact covid-19 has had on their ability to train, run and stay active. I selected 5 runners from around the world and 5 runners from the…
    Category: Run, Running, Safety
  • COVID-19 – Should I Still Be Running?

    The coronavirus pandemic is a fluid and rapidly evolving situation. Many of you have asked, “Should I still be running during this crisis?” Am I more likely to catch coronavirus while running? Do I pose a risk to others while running? I personally am in a high-risk category of 60 years and older. Therefore, I have done a lot of reading to try and better understand how running affects a runner’s safety during this crisis. Following are some thoughts and practical applications from this reading. However, because we are learning new things about the virus and best practices daily, continue…
    Category: Run, Running, Safety
  • 10 Cold Weather Running Tips

    by David Willard Let’s face it, cold weather running can be a challenge, especially when the real feel temperatures are below freezing and the wind is blowing. So, what is a runner to do during several months of cold, winter weather? Following are a handful of tips to help you cope with cold weather running:   1. Before you go outside on a run check the temperatures and real feel conditions. Ignore the television reports which often exaggerate. Instead, go online and look at the actual numbers, without any editorial enhancements. 2. If you have a flexible schedule, plan your run for…
    Category: Run, Running
  • The Importance of Strides

    If you have been running for any length of time you have probably heard someone refer to doing strides. Some may mention doing strides before a workout or race while others talk about strides after a run. It can be a little confusing if you have never been trained on strides, so let’s provide a quick overview on What is a stride, What is the purpose of strides, and How best to perform them. What is a Stride? Strides are 20-30 second sprints at about 80% - 90% of your all-out-effort. Runners will usually perform 4-6 strides with a 2:00…
    Category: Running