Running in the City

I went for a run this morning at Douglas Park. It was really nice. Not too cold and not raining. There were a few others running and walking on the trail that goes around the circumference of the park. It’s a nice place to run because the trail is covered in spongy wood chips so impact in minimal. I’m new to whole running thing so I was wondering if anyone has any favorite spots to run in the city. I feel guilty doing laps around the park when I know there are a million places that I haven’t explored yet.

2 Comments so far

  1. wyn (unregistered) on November 25th, 2005 @ 6:40 pm

    I did a run around Douglas Park track in the summer and it bored me and I freaked out over what I perceive as too uneven for my liking. There were also a lot of bugs because of the trees.
    It’s worth it to go down to the seawall. I regularly (okay, only about twice) go from Granville Island-Scienceworld-Stanley Park for a scenic but not woodsy run.
    For city running, 10th is a bike lane so running on it means you have safe intersections to cross. I think 12th is the same way. I do both these streets as it’s not boring in the Cambie area and gets nicer as you get closer to UBC.

  2. Dane (unregistered) on November 25th, 2005 @ 8:11 pm

    I’ll admit the laps can be boring, but thankfully at this time of year it was bug-free.

    Thanks for the tips, I’ll be sure to check those routes out!

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