New York Running Guide (City Running Guide Series)_Human Kinetics)_Human Kinetics_Miles Jaffe;Bob McCullough_1998

New York Running Guide (City Running Guide Series)
by Bob McCullough (Author), Miles Jaffe (Author)

Series: City Running Guide Series
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Human Kinetics (June 17, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0880117656
ISBN-13: 978-0880117654

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New York Running Guide 简介:


New York has always been a city of possibilities. And for runners searching for great routes to explore, this is definitely the case. However, because New York is so large, it's tough to know where to begin.

Now, with New York Running Guide, finding great places to run in the Big Apple is easy. Both city residents and visitors will find all the information they need to enjoy 44 of the best routes throughout New York's five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey. Eight of the routes in the book are profiles of the best races in the New York City area.

For each running route included, the book provides:

- an introduction explaining why the route was selected;
- a detailed map showing roads and trails to follow on the route;
- an icon key that shows route distance, scenery, terrain, hill ratings, and available facilities;
- access information that tells how to get to the starting point; and
- course information that describes every turn of the run.

With New York Running Guide, tourists who previously may have confined their running to quick jaunts through Central Park can now confidently step out and experience scenic and challenging runs throughout the city. The hundreds of thousands of runners who reside in the city can use the book to expand their running to new and invigorating routes in areas of New York.

Experience the best of New York City in your running shoes. This guide provides 44 proven routes that are as diverse and unique as the city itself.

New York Running Guide 目录:

Introduction v
Chapter 1
Manhattan
1
Central Park 5
Riverside Park 8
Lower Manhattan to Battery Park (West Side) 10
Lower Manhattan to Battery Park (East Side) 13
Upper East Side (East River Promenade) 17
The Cloisters, Ft. Tryon Park, and Inwood Hill Park 20
Roosevelt Island 23
Chapter 2
The Bronx
27
Van Cortlandt Park 30
Van Cortlandt Park and the Croton Aqueduct 33
Riverdale Park 36
New York Botanical Garden 39
Pelham Bay Park (Southern Loop) 42
Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach 45
Chapter 3
Long Island
49
The Plainview 10K 53
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The Three Hills of Huntington 56
The Bethpage Bike Path 59
Oyster Bay and Teddy Roosevelt Run 61
Chapter 4
Brooklyn
65
Bay Ridge North / Bay Ridge Promenade 68
Bay Ridge South / Verrazano to Bensonhurst 70
Prospect Park 72
Coney Island and Brighton Beach 75
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Chapter 5
Queens
79
Forest Park 83
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park 86
Kissena Park and Corridor Park 89
Jacob Riis Park to Breezy Point 92
Alley Pond Park 95
Chapter 6
Staten Island
99
Clove Lakes Park and Silver Lake Park 103
South Beach 106
Midland Beach, New Dorp Beach, and Oakwood Beach 108
Great Kills Park 110
Willowbrook Park 112
The Greenbelt 114
Chapter 7
New Jersey
117
Palisades Interstate Park (South) 120
Palisades Interstate Park (Central) 123
Palisades Interstate Park (North) 125
The Hoboken Skyline run 127
Glen Ridge 130
Chapter 8
New York Road Races
133
New York City Marathon 135
The Backwards Mile 139
The Empire State Building Run-Up 141
Prospect Park 5-Miler 143
Roosevelt Island 10K 145
Wall Street Rat Race 147
Trevira Twosome 149
Midnight Run 151
Appendix 153
About the Authors 155

New York Running Guide 评价:

""""New York Running Guide tames the concrete jungle of New York. When people envision New York, they think of concrete, glass, and steel. For runners, this couldn't be further from the truth. This book describes the various areas and pleasures of running in New York. It is a must for visiting runners as well as those runners who have lived here for many years."""Allan SteinfeldPresidentNew York Road Runners Club, Inc. """This entertaining, practical, and informative guide to running in New York and the surrounding areas will serve as an indispensable guide to locals and visitors alike. The writing style is conversational yet to the point, providing important details."""Gordon BakoulisEditor-in-ChiefRunning Times "
Review
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""New York Running Guide tames the concrete jungle of New York. When people envision New York, they think of concrete, glass, and steel. For runners, this couldn't be further from the truth. This book describes the various areas and pleasures of running in New York. It is a must for visiting runners as well as those runners who have lived here for many years.""
Allan Steinfeld
President
New York Road Runners Club, Inc.

""This entertaining, practical, and informative guide to running in New York and the surrounding areas will serve as an indispensable guide to locals and visitors alike. The writing style is conversational yet to the point, providing important details.""
Gordon Bakoulis
Editor-in-Chief
Running Times

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From the Publisher
"New York Running Guide tames the concrete jungle of New York. When people envision New York, they think of concrete, glass, and steel. For runners, this couldn’t be further from the truth. This book is a must for visiting runners as well as those runners who have lived here for years."
Allan Steinfeld President New York Road Runners Club, Inc.

"This entertaining, practical, and informative guide will serve as an indispensable guide to locals and visitors alike. The writing style is conversational yet to the point, providing important details."

Gordon Bakoulis Editor-in-Chief Running Times

"The New York Running Guide is the most detailed account of where and how to run in the New York area ever published. I’ve pounded the Big Apple pavements for almost thirty years and thought I knew the terrain. Bob McCollough and Miles Jaffe have shown me new places that I can run for the next thirty years."

George A. Hirsch Publisher Runner’s World

About the Author

Robert McCullough is a journalist and author who lives near Boston, Massachusetts. He is also the author of a sports interview collection entitled My Greatest Day in Baseball, and his writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, The L.A. Times, SPORT magazine, and New Age Journal. He has run four marathons, including Boston twice, both times as a bandit.

Miles Jaffe is a professional writer and editor and the publisher of New York's Metro Sports Magazine. He is also the author of Skiing the Best, a guide to ski areas across the United States and Canada. An avid runner, Jaffe is a member of the New York Road Runners Club.

New York Running Guide 读者评论:

I concentrated on the Queens section the most and I would like to highlight the inconsistencies I found as well as the mistakes. First, the mileage for Forest Park states it is 3.75 miles, but when you read the description it doesn't add up. They say the first half is .75 and the second half is 2.5 miles. In addition the course isn't totally clear when I ran the first half I came upon what appeared to be a closed road, it was the only way I could run that would bring me back to the main road, so I believe I went the right way. Then I would like to write about Flushing Meadows Park. Try running this course...if you can, there is alot of construction that has changed the second half of this run and I think the authors weren't aware of this. Finally the map of the New York City Marathon in wrong, they put the Bronx where Queens should be. If these major mistakes exist in just the sections of the book I have read, I believe there may be more. I purchased this book because I couldn't find an earlier version of the same book, which I felt was very well done. It contained long runs through the entire borough and I thought this was a great feature. I hope the authors will reissue this book with the corrections and better diagrams of the runs.

 

I found this book to be very poorly put together. There were countless mistakes about mileage, and the character of the running routes. The maps were terrible, giving no specific details (in fact they re-printed the same terrible map of Central Park about 4 times in 10 pages.) More importantly, I felt that the authors may have never even run the routes they are trying to describe. Although it is obvious that they have a talent for writing, this book is not helpful to runners, and seems to be hastily thrown together in an attempt to sell copies and rip people off.

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