Among many kinds of sports, due to simplicity and convenience, and also the flexibility of time and place, running has become one of the most popular sports for citizens.
Running helps strengthen the body and improve immunity, because when you run, your blood circulation and oxygen intake will increase, and your immunity will be improved so that your body will be better. People who often go running are generally in good physical condition.
Did you know, in Sanshui there are many good places for running enthusiasts?
The green center of the city: Xinan Park Area
There are numerous parks of different sizes in Sanshui, but Xinan Park, located next to Guanghai Avenue, has always occupied a strong geographical advantage.
It is located in the centre of the city, close to Sanshui Plaza and is currently the most popular comprehensive park in Sanshui.
Xinan Park has convenient transportation and trees that provide shades for people to rest in. It is not only refreshing but also comfortable to run around.
Even in hot weather, jogging will not be too hot and dry. It’s nearly around 2 km per lap and it is an excellent place for morning exercises. Many jogging associations like to choose Xinan Park for jogging as well. The jogging atmosphere is very strong.
However, the roads in the park are relatively narrow, and the road surface is paved with bricks. Some places are uneven and hard.
Joggers need to pay attention to the road conditions and keep the correct running posture to avoid unnecessary body injury.
At the same time, due to a large number of citizens walking, playing, and dancing in the park at night, for safety reasons, it is not recommended to jog in Xinan Park at night.
Around Xibei Park, beginner joggers can also choose the South Lake of Forest Park or Beijiang Fenghuang Park. The South Lake of the Forest Park is about 2 kilometres in a circle.
The beautiful environment is suitable for a morning jog, but the light is insufficient at night, so it is not suitable for jogging at night as well. The Beijiang Fenghuang Park is about 4 kilometres in a circle, one section of which is a plastic runway, which makes the running experience better.
However, the middle of the park is separated by a road, so the runners need to pay attention to the traffic.
On the Beijiang embankment, joggers can enjoy the beautiful scenery of both sides of the river with a pleasant breeze.
The road surface of the Beijing Embankment is paved with asphalt, which is relatively flat.
The embankment also attracts many joggers. Jogging along the embankment,
It’s about 4 kilometres when you take a turnaround at the Shatou Jinghua section. On the long and open Beijiang embankment, the jogging intensity is not too strong.
Beginner joggers may be able to finish it with a bit of persistence.
Even if they can’t, it is still very comfortable to take a walk here. Of course, runners with better physical strength can run a few more turns
The only drawback is, the Beijiang embankment is wide open with no shades. The sun may be very strong in summer. And there is no light at night, and it is not suitable for jogging at night.
Joggers need to pay attention to heatstroke and road safety issues.
If you want to enjoy an incredible river view, you can also choose Qiaosang Lianwei Embankment located in Baili. The roads here are in good condition.
It’s about 6km running from Wuxian Temple in Kundu Mountain area to Jinben Shuili junction. What is more exciting is that you can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the confluence of the three rivers.
What’s more exciting is that you can enjoy the magnificent scenery of three rivers confluence. However, it should be noted that Qiaosang Lianwei Embankment is far away from the urban area, and transportation routes should be planned in advance.
The latest hot spot: Sanjiang Shuiyun Park Area
When you talk about the most popular running spots in Sanshui, Sanjiang Shuiyun Park is definitely one of them.
For local citizens, Sanjiang Shuiyun Park should be the best jogging place in Sanshui at the moment.
There are many people who come here for jogging every day. This park is quite new, with perfect public facilities.
People like to invite one another to jog or run here, some of them even bring their children to train together. And the view along the way is very pleasant.
Starting from Sanjiang Shuiyun Park, it is about 3 kilometres to arrive at the Shuiyun Bridge (about 5 km a round trip), which is a must-visit place that is popular online.
But if you would like to run more, you can run past the Gaofeng Ship Lock and continue to run on the greenway.
The park is paved with asphalt and the road condition is good and flat, with excellent greening along the way, and bright street lights at night. It is suitable for both morning and night running.
Like Sanjiang Shuiyun Park, Zuo’an Park and You’an Park on both sides of Xinan River are also about 5 kilometres in one lap.
They are good for both morning and night runs as well. These two parks are like a long belt, with bright lights and beautiful scenery on both sides of the bank at night.
People can choose their own ideal location to jog or run according to the actual situation.
A great place for experienced runners: Yundonghai Lake
On the shore of the beautiful Beijiang River, there is the largest ecological water area with complete vegetation in the Pearl River Delta, Yundonghai Lake.
Running a lap along Yundonghai Lake is a classic route for long-distance training, with a distance of 10 kilometres.
More and more runners come here to practice due to the combination of good road condition, nice environment, and training and challenging conditions.
Another advantage of jogging along Yundonghai Lake is that the air is very fresh.
Early morning is the best jogging time around Yundonghai lake as there are few pedestrians.
10 kilometres may be a bit too much for beginners, but for advanced runners, 10 kilometres is the distance of daily training. If you are a runner who intends to move from the middle level to the high level or even takes part in a marathon, you may start your training in this location.
There is a note from senior running enthusiasts though. Running by Yundonghai Lake takes a long time and the street lights are insufficient at night, and there is a certain distance from the central city.
Runners should adhere to the principle of safety first. It is better for runners to go in company with somebody and bring their own supplies.
It’s not suggested to run at night, especially for people who haven’t run long distance before.
Good running practices
When it comes to running, many people like to speed up their strides in pursuit of speed and a sense of transcendence, but when running too fast, due to insufficient body muscle strength or incorrect running posture, it will cause sports injuries over time.
So, how do we run scientifically?
It is nice to have a dynamic warm-up before the run and a static stretch after the run. Warm-up exercises for joints, muscle stretching, jumps…
These warm-ups before running can make the body’s organs begin to adapt to the upcoming exercise, increase the body temperature, start to speed up the heartbeat, and relax the blood vessels of the leg muscles, so as to bring sufficient oxygen and reduce the sports damage.
After running, static stretching dynamics such as arm stretching and calf stretching can help to lengthen muscles, better the body shape, soften the lactic acid effect and make the body less tired.
What is the proper running speed and duration?
For beginners, they need to run according to their body condition. Never try to blindly pursue speed and compare results with others at the beginning, and it is not recommended to challenge a marathon without full preparation.
Instead, it’s a nice idea to lay a good foundation of aerobic exercise and do some strength training at the same time.
In the aerobic running stage, it is recommended that beginners run at the speed where you can chat while running.
The running duration is recommended to be more than 40 minutes. If running 40 minutes straight is too much for you, you can always run for a while and then walk for a while.
The time duration guarantees you the effect of exercise, but won’t cause sports injuries.
If you often run long distances or you are a marathon enthusiast, you can always inexplicably feel “the joy of runners” when running. This kind of feeling mostly appears after exercise.
There is a magical point after you exercise for a while. Before you reach this point, you will feel very tired and powerless, but as long as you keep going you will find that you are full of energy again, and forget about the fatigue.
For medium and high intensity training, after a period of time, your body will begin to secrete endorphin. Endorphin will make people have short-term pleasure and psychological satisfaction. That’s why people always say sports can make people happy.
No matter what sports do you prefer, please make sure that safety always comes first.