Wow, did citystrides changed my sportlife. When training for long distance i stumbled on Citystrides and from the first day on I was hooked. Discovering the cities in my region, planning the runs in advance and seeing the results afterwards on the lifemap is what keeps me occupied on a daily basis for years now.
It helped me making the long runs bearable in the start, but after achieving my initial goal, i made citystrides the new goal. systematically i tackled city after city around me and i kept shifting the borders of what to do.
For a short time I did run with music in my ears, but I soon discovered that enjoying the discoveries the runs give me were much more enjoyed without, so the music stayed home. All the houses and gardens with their architecture and the vast differences individuals have in maintaining their houses, industrial area’s and the strange looks i sometimes get from people going to work (what is a runner doing here?), nature and flowers, fields of crop growing and harvesting. Famous landmarks known and unknown pass by.
Running in the heat, the dark, snow, rain and sun. Each run is a new adventure and I can’t wait to get up and upload the gps results to citystrides driectly afterwards and plan the next day.