Lauren Gabler suggests some constructive alternatives to our staple Sunday Distance Run training options, which are being denied to us by wanton, dangerous Congressional budget shenanigans with bafflingly arbitrary repercussions. She sez:
The government shutdown has closed some of our favorite running routes, including the Capital Crescent Trail and Rock Creek Park, but that won’t stop us from getting in our Sunday long run!
We’ve mapped out 10, 15, and 20 mile running routes that avoid all National Park areas but still go through some of the most beautiful parts of our city:
It’s supposed to be unseasonably warm on Sunday, so you might want to bring your own water as these routes do not have as many fountains as the ones in the parks. We hope to see you there!
Updated: Enjoy our interactive “Shutdown Safe” map, including running-specific amenities (i.e. drinking fountains, toilets, and tracks).
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