Pool Closed During the Coronavirus Outbreak? Here’s How to Keep Swimming Anyway

When pools across the country locked their doors this month to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, runners, triathletes, and swimmers alike shared a collective cry.

If you’re an injury-prone runner like me, swimming offers a fantastic way to reap the cardio benefits of a high-mileage week without all the pounding of running.


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Many runners—including pros—substitute a weekly base run or double run with a session in the pool as a low-impact way to boost their endurance as well as upper body and core strength. Steeplechaser Colleen Quigley of Bowerman Track Club frequently documents her #MermaidMonday swim sessions, while Molly Huddle supplemented her training for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with time in the pool. Read more here Article credit runnersworld.com #StayHomeStaySafe