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I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to find new and different ways to entertain myself during the Covid 19 pandemic. I’ve been lucky enough to work from home, and healthy enough to keep up my string of running every day since the quarantine around the pandemic.
The string of running every day has led some people I know to tell me I’m crazy, and my first retort is “I’m a runner, it’s part of the job description” which made me think aren’t all of us runners a bit out there.
How many of you read our 6 Reason Why the Walk/Run Method May Be For You blog with a little bit of skepticism? I know when I first started researching the idea, I approached it with quite a bit of doubt because the common sense of it told me, I’d run faster and longer if I rate at a slow, consistent rate. When I read up on the concept, I was somewhat swayed by the arguments but, truth be told, I really wasn’t sold.
But, I’m one of those athletes that has been injury prone for most of my life; I tore my right hamstring in Middle School, training for the Regional Track meet (a little brag here, I had won the District Meet in the 400 meter dash); I then tore that same hamstring playing baseball the following year; and, to add insult to injury I then ruptured my Achilles Tendon playing basketball in my late 20’s.
As I took up distance running as I got older, I tended to have calf strains primarily which seemed to happen later in my runs and, in particular, during my long runs. So, this research was about self-survival as a runner entering his 60’s but I determined the research was based on large groups of people and I wanted to know how it would impact ME!
The spread of the pandemic Coronavirus has begun to impact the United States in ways that are new and scary to many of us. Having just celebrated my 61st birthday, and only months away from the 5 year anniversary of my “cancer free” status I am in one of the high risk groups for this virus as is my youngest daughter, who is pregnant with her third child.
In doing some research in this virus, I identified a number of articles that helped answer the three main questions I had regarding the Coronavirus:
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