Friday Finds – 10th April

Friday Finds is a regular feature in which I collate and share interesting articles and posts on running/health/fitness which I’ve read recently. Some might be inspiring, some might be scientific, some might provoke debate. All are things I’ve found in some way thought-provoking.

By some miracle, I figured out that it’s Friday and therefore time for a post. I don’t know about you, but I’m really struggling to differentiate between the days now and I’m not seeing that change any time soon. Still, the thing to be grateful for is being safe and well – hopefully you are too,

Let’s begin with a few recent pieces related to the current Covid-19 situation:

Some comment from Runner’s World on the increasingly prevalent number of runners taking on challenges like running a marathon in their garden:

As well as the reasons why so many of us need to run right now. Perhaps some of these resonate with you:

And if you’re worried that running may be removed as an option, Martin Fritz Huber reports on what that’s like in some parts of the world:

As well as giving us the inside story on the rather bonkers Quarantine Backyard Ultra:

Meanwhile Alex Hutchinson has written about the relationship between exercise and the immune system:

And Sophie Raworth has shared a series of photos depicting an eerily empty London as she runs to work at the BBC each day:

Moving away from Coronavirus, we have Alex Hutchinson explaining why sleep is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal when it comes to improving performance:

RunRepeat published a breakdown of all the benefits we get from running, ranging from the immediate to the super long term:

And finally a heartwarming story of how everyday runners in one English town have found a fantastic way to spread happiness. What a great idea!

Stay safe. Be kind. Wash your hands.
The Running Princess 

2 thoughts on “Friday Finds – 10th April

  1. The article about the lockdown is very interesting. But I think if we get to that, people will be sensible and realise that it’s for the overall good of everyone. I will be running laps of my garden I think!
    I really like Sophie Raworth’s pictures, particularly in contrast to some of the media reporting on sunbathers out and parks being full of picnics (including one news article with accompanying photos showing totally empty parks….)- most places are far emptier now despite some newspapers trying to tell us otherwise.

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