Central Park might not have been built for running, but it’s actually becoming a great place to jog. Liz Robbins of The New York Times reports:
For those who choose to push the boundaries of Central Park, there is every type of workout — speed, hills, distance and exploration — for every kind of runner.I’ve walked through Central Park countless times, but haven’t jogged it yet. I’ll add it to my to-do list!
Start with the 4.2 miles of dirt bridle path, in three connected sections, which offer the truest sanctuary.
From there emerges a web of paved and wood-chipped trails, adding miles and topographical variety to any run.
Even at the risk of seeing those routes become more worn, coaches, local runners and staff members of the New York Road Runners shared their favorite off-the-beaten-path runs.
Consider this a primer for thinking, and then running, outside the loop.