Training Time!

My first run!

It’s officially 2 months until Manyfest’s 10+10 race and if I’m going to run it without falling down, I figured I’d better start training! There are a lot of great gyms in the downtown area. But with weather like this it seemed like a shame to stay indoors, so I just came back from my first run. It was a gorgeous day for it – almost too hot, so I’m glad I’m starting with short runs!

If you want to stay away from traffic, running outside around downtown can be tricky – but I’ve been hunting for routes and tried out some great ones for the first time today!

Yoga in the Park has been reminding me how important stretching is to me, so I got warmed up in the Legislature grounds by Osborne and took off east along Assiniboine Avenue. It’s a nice inspiring way to start – the Leg grounds and fountain on one side, and the river on the other. Assiniboine’s beautiful old trees kept me nice and shady, and the new bike lane meant I had lots of sporty company alongside me to keep me motivated!

The Forks was the perfect halfway point for a quick water stop in the heat, and back I went!

It was a great way to start my training – next time, I think I’m going to try starting at the Forks and heading up Waterfront. Anyone else have a favourite running route for me to try?

5 thoughts on “Training Time!

  1. My regular training run is along Waterfront, over Provencher Bridge to Tache, along Tache/river pathway to the St B hospital, over the Main St bridge to the trail leading back to the Forks. Lots of walkers/runner, shade, and soft cushy trails vs all pavement. For extra distance run the lovely sidestreets of St B. Enjoy!

  2. Oooh, good one! I can’t wait to try the Stephen Juba/Waterfront trail. Love ending around the bridge – it gives a nice tall marker to let you know you’re getting closer!

  3. Good luck in your training!

    The information under your fitness/gym link REALLY needs to be updated. Bikram moved to Confusion Corner long ago, the Grain Exchange Curlng Club has been torn down, GoodLife Fitness has been open for months, as well as the gym in cityplace (can’t recall the name of that one). and those are just the ones I know of off the top of my head!!

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