How to run safely during COVID-19 pandemic? (Part 2)

6. Does the immune system weaken after strenuous training for the marathon?

When you burn off your glycogen stores after a race, your immune system will no longer function as it should. If you unknowingly come into contact with someone who has the virus, the risk of infection is higher. In addition, stress both physically and mentally after a hard training process, is also an agent that increases the likelihood of spreading the disease.

The advice for the moment is not to exercise too much or participate in “dry blood” races. Maintain moderate exercise to ensure everything is under control until the pandemic is over. In other words, aim for long-term goals, rather than short-term achievements.

7. Is it safe to practice in the gym?

It is not natural that many gyms have temporarily closed or restricted their practice. Sharing tools and equipment in an enclosed space, sweating, talking while thinking between periods … are big risks for virus infection.

Without outdoor training, home fitness is still a better option for the moment, to keep yourself and everyone around you.

8. If the tournament is canceled, but there are still groups gathered to run on that occasion, should they join?

You may receive invitations to run in groups instead of canceled prizes. Be careful, this is the risk of disease spread fastest. On the other hand, when crowded gatherings are limited, you probably don’t want to get caught in legal trouble with local authorities.

Although the Paris Marathon organizer postponed the tournament from April 5, 2020 to October 18, 2020, there was still a gathering group to run together. This is the fastest chance to spread the disease, when many people from around the world meet and run.

9. Is spitting while running dangerous?

It is possible to infect Covid-19 through this route. The virus attaches to tiny droplets of water when someone coughs or sneezes. And unfortunately, those droplets enter the mouths, noses, or eyes of nearby people. Not to mention sputum from the lungs or back of the throat will follow saliva when splashed.

In crowded places, such as Parks, you should avoid busy schedules, and avoid running right behind other people, just to prevent them from sneezing, coughing or spitting.

Above is guide to running safely during COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, the information is helpful for you.