Happy Sunday to the most impressive runners in the nation! Now we are getting specific and I do mean the most impressive! This is your Road Runners Club of Woodbury run tip of the week. I had one of those magical runs in the morning today. This morning we had a group of runners all training for broad street out to run an easy six miles. This run took place in Philadelphia over the beautiful Ben Franklin Bridge.  The goals of today’s run were easy pace and to have fun. Last Sundays run was a long and hard eight miles, so today’s mission was to back down and slow down. This run got me thinking that it is great fun to back down and slow down once in a while.

The message today has nothing to do with any technical hard training plan, the message is “slow down and have fun”. Last week we talked about running while traveling. John Carter our RRCW CEO had some return comments that added to this piece. John mentions that when running include some sightseeing fun. John has had some incredible sightseeing runs that included The San Fran bay, the lake in Chicago, the Sound in Seattle, and under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. These are defiantly great site seeing places to run and have fun. The message here is to change up your run once and while and experience a new route. It doesn’t have to include a 600 dollar plane trip it can simply mean to run in another neighborhood.

Some great places around Woodbury would include National Park, Cooper river park, the Ben Franklin bridge run, West Deptford area (the industrial park), The FUN RUN Thursdays at 6:30!!, and the River Winds area. The main idea here is to experience new scenery while sightseeing at a comfortable pace. Running is a great way to enjoy new areas of interest. Cars are for weaklings, but the strong run to sightsee!!

Note: The next topics will include Nutrition and “your Running Goals”.

“A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward, to reset oneself by an inner compass”

                                                                                                                     —–May Sarton

Happy Running!

John K. Carlson V.P.