Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy safer running. Here are some of the necessary tips you need to follow to make your race safer and a safer source of entertainment.
1. Stay Away from Others
According to the studies, social distance indicates being at least six feet away from other people. However, six feet is typically the minimum, so you need to maintain as far as possible. Because when you run, you can spit droplets from your mouth, which is very susceptible to the virus. You typically breathe faster and harder and thus, the virus can enter your body through shortness of breath or any other way and you can easily be infected by the virus. So, you need to stay at least 6 feet away from others and if possible maintain more.
2. Use A Mask when near Public Place
We know the mask has many advantages, it's not an ignorable thing in our everyday lives, but when running, it's somewhat exceptional. Masks should be ignored while running, as masks can decrease the ability to comfortably breathe. Sweat can also make the mask get wet faster, making it hard to breathe and allowing microorganisms to develop. Nevertheless, if someone is standing next to you or someone is running beside you, the mask should be worn. During running, the most effective preventative measure is to maintain a physical distance from others.
3. Keep Your Eyes Alert on the Road
Keep scanning your eyes forwards, and keep preparing where exactly you are going to run next. If you run down a small trail and someone else comes in the opposite direction, you may have to cooperate for one of you to get off the path early enough to avoid a respiratory droplet and facial collision.
4. Outside Area Is Safer to Run
In cities, you normally see individuals walking and even running on the streets, so during this Covid 19 situation, parks would be more appropriate and risk-free for running. Running alone is quite the best way to reduce your risk. Enjoy the outdoors by a solo run, and if you know your path or trail would be less busy, consider timing your run for it.
Medium to brisk activity in half or an hour will help your immune system hold viruses at bay. Make sure that you know about your area condition and whether there are any confinements or self-quarantines that are mandatory. And if you're feeling sick or at risk of spreading the virus, you're not allowed to go out because you can develop the virus at higher risk, including the elderly or those who are resistant.
5. Avoid Touching Any Shared Things
If anyone infected has previously touched, coughed on, sneezed on, or panicked on it even items bathed in the wind, sun, or rain could remain infected with the virus. If you touch anything that could be contaminated, instantly, and thoroughly clean your hands. The chances of you scratching your face unintentionally while running is very high. So, you should be very careful while running on the road.
To conclude, really going for an outdoor run during this COVID-19 pandemic can be a saving grace for our mental and physical health. But, it should not be run on busy streets or run with a group of people, rather you need to make your run safer. Try to run alone, wear a mask when people are around you, and also maintain social distance. Hopefully, the tips above will help you run comfortably and keep you safe in this Covid 19 pandemic.