It’s all about the trainer
As with walking, the most important piece of equipment needed is a sports running trainer that suits your running style (forefoot, mid-foot, heel striker). Putting it very simply, whichever part of your foot touches the ground first takes your highest impact force and therefore needs to be stable, not too flexible, and has to be cushioned to absorb the shock in that first contact position.
Take it slowly
The most common reason people get injured running is because they aren’t used to it, so if you usually play only a team sport such as football, rugby, netball, basketball or simply haven’t done much running before, do not start to suddenly run every day. Start off with a walk-run program, three times a week making sure you have rest days, and gradually build up from here.
Mix up your training
Take a walk outside and come home and do a 30-minute HIT session, there are a variety of options online including live streams on Instagram that are fun. Or do a harder run outside and come home to do a 30-minute yoga stretch session on your own, using Instagram or YouTube.
Current choices of online workouts have never been this diverse, motivational and quite often free. Many trainers and teachers are holding classes on Zoom which means you can’t skip poses or exercises out! We don’t know how long this isolation period will last, but if we can leave our front doors on official release date fitter than we entered or certainly then that is a positive.