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Question #47255 posted on 09/06/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are some good running routes for someone who lives south of campus? I'm looking for some 1-, 1.5-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-mile courses. I like loops, and I also like avoiding major roads (it's fine to cross them, but there's too much ogling when you run down one). And I'm not really down with the indoor track either, way too tedious. Many thanks, kind friends.

- smashing

A: Dear Ethel,

For a 1-miler, you can try one milers from 2nd East and 600 North up to around 6th East and then turn and go north a block, then back around.

A really good 2-mile one is from 2nd East and 6th North to 7th East, up to Center Street (it's quiet at night), to 2nd East and back down.

For 5 miles go all the way up 2nd North into the residential area there until you have counted as many blocks as you need (around 22, I believe), then go over one block and come back down. Which applies to any length, just run the number of blocks you need and come back.

Also good for running: the RB stairs. Commit to 10 reps of going from the the sidewalk at the bottom all the way up to the top and to the SWKT and back. Every other time skip stairs. Your legs will be so sexy in no time.

-Polly Esther