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I know that is not something we are supposed to do because of safety issues. I tend to run the same route all the time. I am not sure why. I think it is probably just easier once I do it a few time and my run doesn't seem so hard or long. No matter where I have lived I always find one route that I like to stick with.
 

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Nope...I have about 4-5 different neighborhood runs, some long run options, and a bunch of trail running options. No wonder you get bored on your runs if you are running the same route all the time.
 

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No, I mix it up. I get really tired of the same route all the time so I have several that all start & end at my apt. As well as several that can be done after a quick subway ride.
 

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Actually I don't get bored on the run. It is not too long. It is only about 3 miles. I tend to get bored running more than that. I get in my zone and do my thinking and 3 miles seems good enough for me. I am looking forward to the spring so I can find people to run with to make longer runs less boring.
 

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For weekday runs in my neighborhood I'm fairly consistent - from my house to Tucker High School's track, around a mile or 2 and back, which makes a total run of 6-7 miles.<br><br>
Weekends, if running by myself I tend to go to Stone Mountain Park. When running with a group it depends where we are meeting.
 

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I have 2,3,4, and 5 mile routes mapped through out my city. They always end with the same .5-1 mile route. That helps me focus and be like Whoo Hoo it's almost time to shower. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Yep....<br>
sort of.<br><br>
I find that I do better if I go somewhere to start the run, so I go to the gym and start from there.<br><br>
I do tend to go the same route from there...but, I've pretty much got it that way so that I can figure out my progress.....depending on when I start, I can tell how fast/slow I am by which kids are at the various bus stops.<br><br>
Since I've started doing trainer rides at home, though...starting from home is usually what happens.....same thing there, too. I have an easy out/back that I can do that will take the requisite number of minutes.<br><br>
I discovered this week, that if I start from home, my "gym route" will take me about 90 min, so until tht gets to be too short for 90 min, I"ll stick with that.<br><br>
Basically, my route is a "base" and there are various legs that I can add to it that will lengthen it by about a mile per leg. At its longest, it looks very "spidery" from gmap pedometer.
 

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From the gym, I have two basic options. Short route is 30mins. Long route is 40mins, which can be extended to 60mins. This is in and around office complexes, so dealing with everyone heading to work. Enough traffic to make it safe, not too much to make it dangerous.<br><br>
From home, I have two short routes, one 2m, one 4.5m. I can mix-and-match to make it longer. My long route, out of the neighborhood, is the same, with various turn arounds. Heading out at 6:30 this morning, it did concern me that if anyone knew my routine, I'm screwed.<br><br>
Cycling, it's always the same, with various turn arounds. I've been riding the same route since I moved down here in '84...<br><br>
For me, I like to know my route. "I should hit this corner in such and such time", "this hill should feel such and such way", etc. I can judge how I am doing by how I feel. Plus, I know where all the port-a-johns are! For long distance riding, I know hwere I can get water.
 

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Not all the time.<br><br>
I used to run at Stone Mountain all the time, and if I can get out there, I will still because it has my two favorite running routes. Never got bored with those two as options.<br><br>
Now that I'm at the Y I find I do the same route just because I can weight train, run out the greenway from there and come back. But on off days I'll run by my place instead.
 

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my TM is tough to move around<br><img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br><br>
outdoors:<br>
1. If I run @ 4 or 4:30am, I'm limited by road conditions & lighting...I won't run out in the country in the dark<br>
2. If I run during the day, I'm limited by choices of bushes-trees-hedges-construction loos-gas stations for pottying. <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"><br><br>
Guess I'm pretty boring.
 

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In the last few weeks, I have developed a lot of sympathy for you.<br>
And as I'm like, ohno, where's a restroom, I always think of you. Just how you always wanted to be remembered, right? <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I don't have the potty issue anymore since my surgery<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Hey you can always wear depends! Not only do you cut out potty breaks the extra weight will help with the training.<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I think the reason I like running the same route is for the same reason others do. I know where I am in my run, how much further I have and I can gauge how I am progressing. I always start and end the same place...my house and I can add on to the run as I progress with my endurance.
 

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I run 4-6 miles around my neighborhood, but I'm constantly changing up the direction I run each time. I usually run the same main roads on the route, but I like to change up the directions.<br><br>
For long runs I have 4 or 5 different routes I run, all completely different, but all start and finish in the same spot. Sometimes I skip using those routes all together and will run up to and around a lake near my neighborhood, or drive out to the south side of town and run around the lake out there.<br><br>
There is also a paved trail that starts near my house and I can run several miles on that. Or I'll go over to the governor's mansion and run the trails around the property.<br><br>
I have loads of running routes and options, and I use them all. I love variety.
 

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I usually run on the same mountain all the time. I have about 6 routes that I usually do, but I mix in several other routes on my mountain and in 3 years have not as yet run all the trails and forest roads, though I am getting close, still the summit trail and to lost horse point, then I guess it will be time to move to the next one. I enjoy alot of variaty of scenery, terrain and surfaces.<br><br>
Larry
 
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