Around the world races have all pretty much dropped off the calendar due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. One by one they have either been postponed to later in the year or written off until 2021. Whilst the race cancellations and banning of mass gatherings is warranted for the health of the public, the running community are still mourning the loss of their goal races that they've spent months training and preparing for.

Most of our ASICS FrontRunner coaches around the world have been helping their athletes prepare for up-coming marathons and halves, (some were mere weeks away), but since the cancellations, these coaches have found themselves working more as mental therapists than fitness trainers. 

Here are some of their broad recommendations to help you cope with the current situation:

Remember running is a lifelong sport, and the daily process of movement is what matters. Training can sometimes feel self-absorbed so maybe we can take this opportunity to zoom out and practise being more selfless.