Saturday, April 18, 2009
Off the Beaten Path
Speaking of which, while tons of people are comfortable just doing loops in Prospect Park (and an adventurous few even use the transverses), keep in mind that, well, it's a park! Lots of trails and paths and places to go.
For example, take the above picture. A beautiful path. Where does it go? Don't get tied to mileage - veer off the loop and find out (the entrance to this path, by the way, is near the Prospect Park Zoo.). If you're planning to run the 3.35 mile loop in 30 minutes - keep the watch on and run 30 minutes, but just take the random approach. Who cares where you go. After all, to quote Buckaroo Banzai, no matter where you go, there you are.
(I will note, with some irony, that I took the photo as I was in fact doing a loop of the park!)