A woman runs through the empty streets in Washington, DC, on April 18.

Running is enjoying a boom because of the coronavirus pandemic

Updated 0953 GMT (1753 HKT) April 25, 2020

(CNN)Gyms are closed. Spin classes and boot camps are canceled. Worst of all, you're stuck at home for most of the day.

As people look for an outlet to exercise and escape the confines of self-isolation at home, running has seen a boom during the coronavirus pandemic.
"Right now, when the sun comes out, every path, park and neighborhood is crowded with runners," Brooklyn Track Club Women's Performance Team running coach Kate Gustafson told CNN. "I live in Brooklyn Heights and I've never seen so many people out running through Brooklyn Bridge Park at all hours of the day."
While Gustafson notes that New York City has long been a "running city," there has been a noticeable uptick in people running outside.
"Now I see that there are more people out running and cycling than doing anything else outdoors," Jessica Zapotechne, a performance running coach for adidas in NYC, tells CNN.