No Man's Land: Fall Racing in 2021

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This year, there's no Tiger King to save us...so what do we do? How do we train for the rest of the year?

At the time of recording, the mask mandate had just been lifted nationwide, with the promise that small group gatherings may be possible by July 4th. Though there are signs that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, we are still a long ways away from pre-Covid racing conditions. Coach MK used to work in reinsurance, covering big events (like sports and marathons) and her thoughts on the business side of racing can be too boring to process, so she brings in Coach and Sponsored Athlete Nikkia Young, who happens to be the President of Richmond RRCA. The two discuss what they expect, and what signs they will be looking for to be confident things are shifting.

Then, Coach MK speaks with Dr. Dietz on how she interpreted those statements and how she will be preparing, as a medical professional and as a runner, for the rest of the year.

At the end of the day, a runner without a race is like a fish without a bicycle. At Fitness Protection we know that races are not the reason to get up and go....yet racing seasons have always provided structure to our running. This episode helps runners navigate no-man's land while we wait out the uncertainty of 2021.

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