Running in new places – How to find the best spots?
What do you need enjoy running? An inexperienced individual will tell you that you just need wide open spaces to enjoy running. At first, this answer seems to be the perfect one. What else do you need apart from a huge expanse of open space to enjoy running? Well, my running experiences in different cities in the world have taught me that simply having lots of space will not always help.
Traveling to developing and underdeveloped nations compelled me to take breaks from my running schedule. I just could not find smooth and comfortable expanses of empty space necessary for long distance running. I then realized that I would have to change my approach and attitude to enjoy running even in less developed places. Every city, no matter how big or small it is, will have some routes that are preferred by walkers and joggers in the morning and evening.
Many government run educational institutions in India open their gates to the public for one or two hours in the morning and evening for walking and running purposes. Some public roads are converted into restricted areas for skaters, walkers and runners in the morning. Those cities that do not have the resources to set up jogging trails and walking paths invariably come up with such ideas. People, literally speaking, run on the road. They just make sure that the roads are not used by vehicles during specific hours in the day.
Needless to say, you will find it difficult to identify such places in the city when you do not know anybody there. Well, what do you do when you are searching for coat hooks for schools clothes for your children? You make use of the Internet, right? In the same way, make use of the Internet and get in touch with individuals who are living in the city that you intend to run in.
Try to interact with people who are as enthusiastic about running as you are. This will simplify the process of getting the necessary information. Once you have this information in your hand, just follow the cultural rules prevalent in the city and you can enjoy running in the perfect environment.
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