Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fitness Tip

I try to have a few different routes when I go out for a run or walk. This helps to keep the runs from getting boring.  One of these routes is around a half mile loop that starts and finishes at my house.  I use this route on days of extreme weather, or if I am going out at 4:30am for a run before I have to leave for work.  This way for some reason, if the run gets too hard or I need to cut it short, I am no more than a 10 minute walk from home.

In the times that I have used this route, I only had to cut it short one time.  On a morning when I got a later start than I wanted to, I cut the run short by one lap to make it home in time to shower and get ready for work.  Having this route as a back-up provides me with a good alternative and helps to motivate me on tough days.

What is your back-up route?

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