Saturday, March 26, 2011

Running Along the Waterfront

Sometimes you don't want to deal with any hills, yet get some miles in.

That was my thinking this AM as I did a very flat 6-miler, starting from the Promenade and heading north, then reversing direction and running out to Red Hook via Henry Street. Then back along Columbia (dodging the Battery Tunnel entrance), along the pathways that make up Brooklyn Bridge Park.

A few nice things about this run:
*It's flat (did I mention that?)
*You can cut it short in numerous ways (or go longer, obviously)
*There are also places you can do "time checks" and figure out your pace: For example: It goes right past the Red Hook Track (I did two laps there just to get my pace under control), there's a section between Pier 6 and Pier 1 that looks to be about 1/2 mile, and then there's the Promenade, which is about 1/3 mile.


Chicken Underwear said...

I did a chunk of that and more this morning

Rebecca said...

Now that I'm down to 3-4 mile runs, you just described my regular 2 routes from Carroll Gardens - up to the Pier 1 park and back and down into Red Hook. Maybe I'll see you out there one of these days!

Anonymous said...

I love the flat run route help!