Program for fitness and health
Best Places to Run
Choose the best view for your
run and change them regularly.
If you have not started running,
you may not understand why runners must run on a regular basis.
Running is truly a joy to anyone that likes striding through the
still rising sun. But
with the burgeoning urban landscape,
finding a practical and enjoyable place to run is getting harder and harder.
Some people have no recourse but to start running in the confines of their
own home. However, using a treadmill, while convenient, does not match the
joy of running outdoors.
Other people, on the other hand,
will jog anywhere – as long as there
are roads. But being new to running, they are desperately looking for a
place to run that will make the most of their running experience.
If you are one
of the people mentioned above, then here are some tips to help you find
the perfect place for you to run with abandon.
First of all, you have to consider
what kind of runner you are. Are you a busy runner trying to fit
a running regimen into
an already too hectic
Or are you a serious athlete wanting to get the most effect out of a
serious run? The kind of runner you are will largely determine
what location you
want to choose for your running.
If you are a busy person that
wants to have 15 minutes to an hour (which for you is already too
long!) to jog, your neighborhood
will probably be
as a running ground.
This is, of course, only if your
neighborhood is safe, and even then, you will still want to confine
your running to the
early mornings since
day, there will be too many people disturbing your tranquil jog. Early
mornings will also be the best time for you to run. If there is a park
you don’t mind doing laps around an area, then by all means drop
by a park. Parks are an all-time favorite of joggers, and you will
not find yourself out
of place at such places.
Do keep in mind that for your
type of running, you will want to keep yourself to flat ground.
Rough roads and challenging
ones, will increase the chances that you will get injured. And for
a busy person – and
one that jogs for leisure at that – that would be disaster.
You will want to jog at a leisurely pace to further lessen the risks
that you get sprained,
pulled muscles and such.
For those looking for a more
strenuous kind of running, and who are not that pressed for time
as their urban colleagues,
a trip to the
hills would be nice. Or any paved pathway that is near nature is
a great place to run.
If you are looking for slopes,
inclines and other challenging courses, you will probably find
one in the vicinity. Just
make sure the
place is safe
and conducive to running. While a lush environment is lovely
on the eyes, a place
near civilization is best in case of sudden emergencies.
You will want to map a path around
the area you are running to make sure there are no hitches in your
running plan. Also,
company somewhere near, just in case.
But then again, sometimes, such
areas are too far off to be practical to visit regularly multiple
times a week. If this
is the case,
you will want
your immediate neighborhood as your running grounds. You
can still make your run challenging by incorporating a few
even try a flight of stairs or something just as challenging.
Also, it would be great to be
able to get acquainted with fellow runners who may give you a hint
at great running
running buddy wouldn’t
be such idea either as running buddies can motivate as
well as provide great companionship.
Whether you run seriously or
for leisure, one thing to consider when running is the number of
in any given
areas are a
nightmare for runners, so find a time of day that the
people in an area taper off,
or are still fast asleep. Or better yet find an area
that is peaceful and quiet.
That's why parks are always a popular choice followed
by quiet lanes or roads. However, when running or jogging alone,
always keep to the main track and be aware of your personal safety
at all times.