Anyway, that got me thinking; have I inadvertently "drawn" anything interesting from the hundreds of runs over the past few years? After searching the archives, I came up empty. However, I did recently complete a 6 mile run within a 1/4 sq mile area that not only looks pretty cool, but also demonstrates how you don't really need a set course, or a long distance path, to squeeze in a good run.
I was staying next to a convention center while traveling on business, when I decided to see just how many miles I could get in by way of the parking lots. As you can see in the photo above, I looped up and down the parking spaces and around the facilities. The intent was to not repeat the same path from the same direction. I'm pretty sure I succeeded. It was a really enjoyable run and kept my mind occupied.
By the way, I have also found that early morning shopping mall parking lots make great tracks. Give them a shot, and while you're at it, see if you can run it in the shape of an Auburn Tiger. Now that would be a winner for sure!
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