How Pro Runners Are Handling Lockdown

by | Apr 23, 2020 | Training

Really psyched on this piece for MapMyRun because I got to interview a few pro runners about how they’re navigating life in lockdown mode. And what I was super impressed by is the fact that they’re doing OK. No one is thrilled, obviously, but the amount of gratitude and positive outlook was so nice to hear.

“Mentally dealing with the pivot of training hasn’t been draining,” says Alex Amankwah, a Ghanaian middle-distance runner. “I’ve told myself a few things that have helped me manage these hard times: First, I make it a priority not to worry about things I cannot control. I was aware the Olympics and season could be canceled or postponed weeks ago and that’s just part of the situation we’re in. I can only worry about what I can control. So, I’m embracing the adversity. All great athletes take on adversity and make the best of it by being able to be patient, positive and adjust.”

Click to read more: 7 More Ways Pro Runners Are Handling Staying Inside

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