I know it’s not the time of the year yet with our sometimes horrible winter weather. But once spring will be here, get out and back in shape again. So let’s look at some fun runs in Brooklyn.
Prospect Park-The Red hook track run
The Red Hook track run is important for track training. It is a lot shorter than it feels. We run 15th street to Red Hook, come back along Union street, where the group normally disintegrates when crossing 7th avenue. Industrial archeology and brownstone Brooklyn shape this run through near-empty roads.
There’s a full eight-lane 400-meter nearly brand-new rubberized track, just south of Carroll Gardens, just north-west of Park Slope, you can strap on your spikes and burn your lungs out to your pounding heart’s content.
The track is part of a massive, well-maintained City park that includes football/soccer, baseball fields, a community swimming pool, and an indoor gym with an active boxing program. The track is at the corner of Columbia and Bay Streets in Red Hook (south of the Battery Tunnel entrance). Easy exit from the BQE, or take the F or G trains to 9th & Smith Streets. (The subway stop is super-elevated.)