“Calling all cardio bunnies”
Running is probably among the cheapest ways to get and stay fit. Unless you have an injury that prevents you from doing high-impact sports, all you need is a good pair of shoes. Oh and motivation - which might be a bit more difficult to find, especially during those cold, rainy, dark days Cardiff can offer. However, I’ve learned that changing my route as often as possible makes going out of the house much easier. I don’t completely avoid parks (it would be a pity since Cardiff has quite a few beautiful green spots), but I often choose to go on streets. Besides grabbing my attention from how tired I am, it’s a great opportunity to learn the city and find new, interesting places.
So if you’re willing to give it a try and haven’t practiced urban running too much, here are a few tips to keep you safe:
Here are some ideas for inspiration based on different routes I have tested and enjoyed. Although Cardiff is quite flat and hills should generally not be a problem, you can also check the difference of level for each section. And of course, if you’re a long a long distance runner you can always combine these routes.
Enough reading, it’s time to put your running shoes on and go out now. There’s definitely something waiting for you to discover on Cardiff’s streets! Whether you choose any of these routes or you already have some favourite alternatives, I’d love to hear from you.
Written by Lorena Axinte, 10 months ago
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