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Is It Safe To Run In a Mask?

Coach MK livestreams question and answer sessions each week on the Fitness Protection Program Facebook Page, The Fitness Protection Program YouTube Channel, and Twitch, simultaneously. Join us! They are a lot of fun, super informative, and anyone may ask follow-up questions during the live broadcast!

This week we didn't expect many questions so were planned a Tiger King Netflix party with Dalia Kinsey....but a last-minute question changed the course of the evening.

A listener asked about the safety of running in a mask as per the new CDC guidelines, and Coach MK invited Sponsored Athlete Nikkia Young to join Dalia in explaining why masks may actually be dangerous for some people.

runner in altitude mask on treadmill

  • Jennifer is prioritizing her mental health

  • Christine Lancaster's birthday was Friday - Happy Birthday Christine

  • Brenda Lancaster - a full-time caretaker of adult family members, she is showing up for herself and taking care of herself, too.

  • Melissa Yacuzzo is re-establishing her running habit after 6 months of not running regularly.

  • Erin O'Berry Nason's spring race was cancelled but she ran her own 16 mile race anyways. Her family joined her for her last few miles and her friends made signs and cheered for her.

  • Tricia Mitchell - ran a virtual 5k this week

  • Amy Trujillo took care of herself by heading home to be with her family, she is now getting back in the running groove


  • Hi Coach! I've been heart rate training for 3 years and now that races are cancelled, I want to focus on my easy effort pace...which hasn't changed much since I started HRT.

  • Is it safe to run in a mask?

  • Hi MK, I’m slowly getting back at it. Right now I can’t handle any failure, so I’m aiming at just getting out the door more days than not. I’d like to say I’m in lane one of rebuild, but the reality is I’m not yet their. Aside from refocusing I’m just rebuilding my habit what is your recommendation for the most important thing for me to do in regards to running? As always...gratefully coached and loved ❤️Melissa

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Coach MK Fleming is the founder of Fitness Protection, LLC. Click HERE to download her most popular training plan, Tenacious AF, free!

Dalia Kinsey is The School Nutrition Dietitian utilizing a background in public health and school nutrition in preventative health care.

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