We are all in uncharted territory with coronavirus, and ultimately will rely on everyone being smart about their own safety and that of others. What COVID-19 does mean is that some things that =PR= Training Programs typically offer (offer restrooms, water, large groups training together, etc.) are restricted at the moment. We will do our best to ensure you still have a great experience even though it may look and feel a little different than it did in the past or will in the future.
Here are a few specific details/requirements to be aware of as you attend training:
• On days/locations that meet at a =PR= Store –– we’ll be meeting OUTSIDE, not inside the stores as a group. Runners can drop keys, etc., inside the store if they need to before going back outside. (Note that masks are required in store, but we understand that you would be taking off your mask to go out and run and will advise staff about that. You will be asked to put your mask back on post-run when you return to the store.)
• We ask that runners don’t huddle closely together pre- and post-run and maintain social distancing while gathering, talking, stretching, etc.
• We will not have any common water provided. Everyone must bring their own water — we recommend a hydration device to have access to water during the session, as well as having another bottle of water (can be left in the car) for afterwards. There are a variety of hydration belts, bands and bottles available at =PR= Stores. For the longer runs, we will be setting up courses that enable us to double back past a start point so you can switch out water bottles as needed.
• These classes have fairly small groups already — if registration increases and makes distancing more difficult, we’ll break up into smaller sub groups. Specifically, we may stagger our start times so that folks arrive amongst subgroups (of other people running at the same pace or distance) and we will send those groups out in smaller groups to avoid large group interaction.