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My Topic today is: How To Survive Running Alone.
Another post about the pandemic! Sorry!
I know that due to the social distancing requirement, you are running alone.
For some, it is perfectly natural. You usually run alone. You have posted that nothing has changed with your running (other than some races may have been cancelled.)
But for those of us who do enjoy the company of others when we run, here are some suggestions that may help you:
1.Plan Virtual Runs with your friends.
Pick a date and time together and run. Then afterward, text each other about the run and even send a picture.
2.Run a Virtual Race.
You can sign up for one and wear the bib or just run a race (unofficially). This gives your run a purpose.
3.Focus on Your Scenery.
In other words, run in a scenic location, forget about your watch and look around. Stop often and take pictures. Be grateful for the opportunity to be outdoors.
Take those running goofy shots and even try jumping. Post them or send them to friends.
5.Add Audio Distraction – Music, Podcasts, Audio Books.
When you run with others, you chat. Talking makes the run go by faster. Now… we need to be creative.
**Focus on YOUR running.
This is the time to work on your cadence, your posture, your foot strikes, etc. Try intervals or HR. Run naked (without that darn watch).
It will keep your mind off that you are now alone.
Happy Running! Have you used any of the above? Any other suggestions that you can add about running alone at this time? Please share.