Now the Virtual MSMW 2020 Race is over, We want to help you keep race ready, so here is the first in our series of useful tips.
We all know the health benefits of physical activity and it’s as important as ever during social distancing. Here’s how you can stay active, remain physically fit and maintain positive mental health:
1.KEEP UP A ROUTINE
Most of us have less structure to our daily routines, especially if working from home. Keep a regular routine with your workouts to frame your day and ensure that you do not skip out on exercise.
2.CREATE PERSONAL GOALS AND TARGETS
This is a great way to stay motivated and keep on track to achieve what you desire.
3.SPEND A FEW MINUTES STRETCHING IN THE MORNING
Whether you have five minutes or twenty, spending a few minutes first thing in the morning stretching out and mobilising the joints and muscles can be very beneficial for both the mind and body.
4.GET OUTSIDE EVERY DAY
Throughout the lockdown period, The Government have recognised the importance of outdoor activity. As restrictions ease, there is more opportunity to exercise outdoors, so continue to make time each day for some outdoor activity.
Of course running it is one of the most efficient ways to workout. If you’re not a runner, walking can provide similar health benefits.
5.HAVE A VIRTUAL WORKOUT DATE OR FIND A VIRTUAL WORKOUT BUDDY
Find a friend to participate in a virtual workout program with you. This will keep you motivated and is a great way to stay social while maintaining social distancing.
6.TAKE PART IN ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAMS
There are many home fitness apps and websites available that allow for all different types of workouts from home strength training to yoga and maybe even high intensity interval training!
7.EXERCISE WITH PETS
This is a great way to keep exercise fun whilst spending quality time with your pet.
We were hoping that the COVID-19 emergency would settle in time for MSMW2020, however with the escalating situation, the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend team are currently in discussion with all parties involved in delivering MSMW 2020 to agree the best course of action and we will confirm our plans as soon as possible. In the meantime, please check the Nice Work Website for their statement about all their events.
We are committed to finding the best solution for our participants, volunteers, partners, and the Mid Sussex community and will keep you updated as this situation develops.
The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend couldn’t take place without the generous support of our sponsors and partners and so we are very happy to announce Hurst College as joint official sponsors of MSMW2020, partnering with the event for the first time! They will partner another sponsor to be announced soon!
We would like to thank Hurst for their commitment to the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020.
For total beginners looking to improve health & fitness, the NHS website provides some really helpful information, including the couch to 5K training plan. Helping you to start out safely and ensuring you will be up to speed in no time!
If you prefer to run with others and get involved in local events, pop along to your local Parkrun. Amazingly Parkrun UK events are free! Moreover they are a great way to meet others and feel part of the local community. Before your first run you will need to register on their website here.
Don’t forget the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend gives you the choice of running a Mile Race, Fun Fun, 10 Miles 10K or a Marathon distance. Why not enter and make this your 2019 goal?
We have another set of AfterShokz Trex Titanium headphones to give away, so send us your MSMW selfies and include the following hashtags #AfterShokz #MidSussexMarathon. A winner will be picked at random on Tuesday 8th May 2018. T&C’s apply.
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