Running downtown

February 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

A simple and effective way to integrate some play into your next downtown/city/urban run:

Simply strap on the running shoes and head out on our run, but follow these simple rules: 1) you can’t run for more than 5 blocks without either sprinting 1 block or running 1 block balanced “on the curb”; 2) anytime you pass a bench, you must stop and jump onto it three times; 3) anytime you have to stop at a stoplight or stop sign, go into a deep squat and hold it until it’s time to run again; 4) anytime you go up a flight of stairs, you have to go back down to the bottom and climb the stairs one more time.

I also like the “cartlek run” on this TriFuel list of “15 best triathlon workouts you aren’t doing.”

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Jason R. Atwood

I'm an avid trail runner and doctoral student at U.C. Berkeley who studies motivation and the relationship between the mind and body. This blog is a forum to share research, news, and musings about these topics of interest. More

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