Should you run? Is it safe? Should you meet with your running buddy? How to maintain your fitness? How can you protect yourself while running?
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting our lives, including our running routine. Can I run, is the most frequent question from a runner. Yes, you can, but as long you run alone.
The thing is that coronavirus spreads from person to person in close proximity. Droplets of bodily fluids, such as saliva or mucus from an infected person are dispersed in the air or on surfaces by coughing or sneezing.
If they come into direct contact with other people they can infect them. Also by touching surfaces and then their face.
Always follow the best prevention practices. Stay at least six feet away from other runners, walkers or any other people that you meet outside.
As long as you run alone, it is safe. Avoid touching railings, fences etc and then your face. Just in case take disinfectant with on a run, they sell the ones in little packaging. You can safely store it in your running belt, along with your phone and keys.
One of our customers takes her disinfectant with on a run. She stores it in a Sport2People Running belt.
"Should I meet with your running buddy? He seems healthy."
No! This virus is tricky, many people can be infected but are asymptomatic, which means they do not display any symptoms despite having the virus in their systems. They can get you infected.
Since we know how much fun running in groups can be, we recommend you to run alone for some time. Connect with your running buddy or running group on popular apps such as Strava, Zwift etc.
Maintain your fitness level no matter what’s going on. You can either run (alone!) or workout at home. There’s so many home workout accessories available on the market, besides they are small and lightweight so they won’t take a lot of space. You can check some of the home workout accessories here >>
Constantly check updates in your community and follow directions. Most of all stay home and stay healthy.