Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
The Brooklyn Bridge is the most iconic landmark in all of New York. At any time of day The Bridge provides great views of Manhattan and Brooklyn and offers a look back at the origins of modern day New York City, when Manhattan and Brooklyn were still separate cities. This short run covers a lot of landmarks, taking you over the Brooklyn Bridge and back on the Manhattan Bridge, then through the streets of Chinatown and The Five Point Area, before finishing up downtown in front of City Hall.
The group will meet in front of the Woolworth Building (It is directly across the street from City Hall). You will be responsible for your on-time arrival and travel to the meeting location. The closest subway stations are the 4/5/6 Trains to the Brooklyn Bridge Subway Station; N/R Trains to the City Hall Station (Subway Map: http://bit.ly/1gMhQxq).
This a 4.3 mile (approximately 7km) tour designed with exciting stops along the route to interest all runners and is paced to accommodate all running levels. Each participant will receive a bottle of water. Photos will be taken by your running guide but we encourage you to bring your own camera as well. There will not be a coat/bag check for this tour. Your running guide will be using a running backpack and will carry small items for you if necessary. Please note this is not a race.
TERRAIN: Street, Sidewalk
ELEVATION: Moderate Hills
TOUR DURATION: Approx. 1.5 hours