Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Central Park Routes

Another lonely night without the computer last night, so I was off to bed early.Woke up this morning to continue my pursuit of Michelle Obama arms. Ok maybe I don't want Michelle Obama arms....I want Linda-Hamilton-in-Terminator-arms.SO Wednesday is my usual interval and back day.

Did:
30 min walk/run on treadmill
30 min elliptical machine.

My arms feel like falling off after doing:
*Lat pulldowns
*Upright row on cable pulley
*Bent over dumbell row
*Bent over fly
*Lateral raises
*Bicep curl



Aside from my Linda Hamilton arms pursuit, I am also on the quest of a running route in Central Park.here are some routes I found on the internet. Unfortunately I am not familiar with the area so I don't really know what to expect.

Central Park, with 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan, is one of the world's most popular places to run. Whether you're a Central Park regular or you venture onto its roads and paths only occasionally, these guidelines will help you navigate safely and keep an accurate count of your training miles.



For tips on staying safe while running in Central Park, click here. Please be considerate of other park users by staying in the innermost recreation lane when running or walking.



Loop Courses



Full loop—6.0273 miles on roads
Start on East Drive at East 90th Street (point 1) and head north. Pass the 102nd Street Transverse on your left at approximately .75 miles (point 2), and Lasker Rink and Pool on your right at approximately 1 mile. Continue around the north end of the park to the 102nd Street Transverse on your left at approximately 2 miles (point 3). Continue south on West Drive, crossing the 72nd Street Transverse at approximately 3.75 miles (point 4) and Tavern on the Green on your right at approximately 4 miles. Continue around the south end of the park, heading north on East Drive and passing the 72nd Street Transverse on your left at approximately 5 miles (point 5). In the final mile you'll pass Loeb Boathouse on your left and the Metropolitan Museum of Art on your right before returning to your starting point.



Lower five-mile loop—5.1432 miles on roadsFollow the full loop course, but turn left/west onto the 102nd Street Transverse (point 2), then left/south onto West Drive (point 3). This transverse is closed to vehicular traffic, but be aware of bicyclists and in-line skaters.



Upper five-mile loop—4.9280 miles on roads
Follow the full loop course, but turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse (point 4), then left onto East Drive (point 5). This transverse is open to vehicular traffic at designated times.



Four-mile loop—4.0439 miles on roadsFollow the full loop course, but turn left onto the 102nd Street and 72nd Street Transverses.



Three-mile loop—approximately 3 miles on roads
Start on East Drive at East 90th Street (point 1) and head north. Pass the 102nd Street Transverse on your left at approximately .75 miles (point 2), and Lasker Rink and Pool on your right at approximately 1 mile. Continue around the north end of the park and turn left/east onto the 102nd Street Transverse at approximately 2 miles (point 3), then right/south on East Drive (point 2) to return to your starting point.



Lower loop—1.7153 miles on roads
Start on East Drive at the 72nd Street Transverse (point 5) and head west across the transverse. Turn left/south on West Drive (point 4), passing Tavern on the Green on your right. Continue around the south end of the park to your starting point.



Reservoir loop—1.57 miles on cinder pathway
The pathway around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, just over 1.5 miles, is marked at 100-yard and half-mile intervals beginning at 90th Street and East Drive. The pathway is well maintained and offers sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Stay to the right and run counterclockwise.



Bridle path loop—1.66 miles on dirtA bridle path encircles the reservoir just below the cinder path, making for a slightly longer loop on soft surfaces. Horses have the right-of-way on the bridle paths. If you cannot move out of the way of approaching horses, slow down or stop until they are well past you.



Full bridle path loop—approximately 2.5 miles on dirtStart on the bridle path at East 90th Street and head north. At approximately East 96th Street make a hard right down a short gravel hill. Bear left and continue north, following the trail as it loops around the North Meadow ball fields (they'll be on your left), passes alongside the 102nd Street Transverse, and continues alongside West Drive. Rejoin the reservoir bridle path loop at approximately West 93rd Street, continuing around the south end of the reservoir to your starting point

1 comment:

Tina said...

haha i can imagine you running around and bumping into a horse ala Friends. Or maybe you should do the Phoebe run... Think you'll be safe if you run during day light, i.e. not dawn and evening.