HOW TO BE A RUNNER IN CORONAVIRUS TIMES
2. Running Equipment
Plus, while staying home you have more time to evaluate your running equipment. In general, shipping is not being affected by the virus outbreak and e-stores are fighting the crisis with great deals. This is a great opportunity to find the perfect backpack if you want to start solo jogging or run commuting.
EXTRA TIP: The Active Essentials Kit
“We wanted to do something to help people to keep active and safe. So as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic we fast-tracked the development of a protection kit.” - Kirill Noskov, the company’s Founder and CEO. Watch this video to hear more from Kirill.
The Active Essentials Kit includes the IAMRUNBOX MINI armband, a shopping bag made of recycled plastic bottles, and the RunMask, a face mask specially designed for runners.
9 backpacks for running and commute
How to choose the right backpack
Join IAMRUNBOX Run-Commuting Group on Strava
3. Home Exercises
Another way to go around it all is to build up an in-door training routine. There are simple exercises that can make you stronger and can be done from the comfort of your home, helping you to prevent injuries and boost your performance. Here are some of them:
Single leg squats: use a chair to help you
Plank leg lift: all you need is your body
Bridge and Superman: again, all you need is your body!
Weighted calf rise: use a bag to add weight
Image Source: RunnersWorld
Since you will probably be a bit bored during this isolation period, it’s a good time to get to know different running apps. You will find a world of possibilities, from regular training and motivation to all sorts of gamification, like:Pacer: starting a regular running routine (available for IOS & Android)