Thursday, May 19, 2011

Still no place to run!

So in my search for running space, Tri-James said, run on that green part near Roy Thompson Hall.  So I went by it last night when I was walking to the train.  Here's what I saw,
... some travelling Polo promotion team had set up some wooden Polo ponies and kids were wacking the heck out of little soccer balls with wooden mallets.  But there's about enough space here to run a 30-meter sprint.  I think I might have to go down to the waterfront as a warmup and back as a cooldown, and do my intervals and tempo runs on the lake.

But I'm gonna check out Spadina, and maybe Avenue Road in the other direction.  We will see how many people I can barrel into before the Police arrest me!

Today on the docket I have: 6 miles @ Base + 6x30M strides + 2x20 sec each (Skipping for distance, Karaokes, Side shuffles, Fast feet, No arms)

I don't have my running kit here, plus I need to figure out if the building has a shower.  I would not want to force my sweaty self on anyone after my runs!  I could always hire an intern from the College of Cosmetics to give me a sponge bath in the washroom!

12 comments:

Mary said...

I know, awful thought, but is there a gym with (gasp) a treadmill nearby? T-mill running really helped me with speed.

misszippy said...

Hmmm, what was the IMF director's name again? ; )

Good luck finding a place to get the run in.

Still Running said...

If you decide treadmill, some of the hotels will offer a cheap membership to use their exercise rooms.

chris mcpeake said...

This is simple,
go south to the lake then west along the quay to the martin goodman trail (starts just before the ex).

You can also go east along the quay to the part of the MG trail although the first km is along the road before you get to the MG.

Luke said...

good luck getting the run in.

NattyBumpo said...

As we like to say down here in the US, "Mmmmm, interns"

Good luck on the runs, and yeah, find a shower.

termite said...

suppose you could run in place. :p

xo

Jill said...

That grassy spot is an excellent place to do some drills, though. Barefoot even!!!

Nelly said...

good luck on finding a spot to run! I think I remember you saying that you take the train into work, so you don't have a car to be able to drive out of the city.

My blog friend Vava lives in Toronto I think, maybe he has some tips:
http://www.wonkyankle.ca/index.php?q=/

Johann said...

Hope you can find some good running grounds there. That is one reason why I run early in the morning. I work in Johannesburg central city and there is no place for running anywhere. Have a great weekend!

Irene said...

I hope you found someplace!

Doug said...

I looked on another map and it looks like if you go up University, you can run at Queens Park. Plenty of trees there in the middle of the city for fresh air (depending on nearby traffic). I'm not there, so I cannot tell. Just north and west is UT and they have a track. Just look like you belong there, maybe buy a shirt from their school store and wear it for your workouts and sneak on the track if it isn't locked up. Good luck!