Some call it street, urban or city running. We call it simply running. We can't run in mountain meadows, through ancient pines swaying from a breeze, around shimmering lakes. We live in the city. We at Gutterbound are built for you. Now take it to the streets.
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Brooklyn Heights... Done

Brooklyn Heights… Done

Last Brooklyn Heights Run Run on May 16, 2013. Well, scratch another neighborhood off the list. I”ve officially run every street, alley, and promenade in Brooklyn Heights. While it’s a small neighborhood and it’s so beautiful and peaceful (and conveniently on the way home from work) that it was almost “easy” to run, it still...
North Williamsburg Run

North Williamsburg Run

Under the Kosciuszko Bridge They’ll never write lilting songs of summer heartbreak under the Kosciuszko Bridge. Mainly because it’s damn near impossible to spell, and even more difficult to pronounce, what with the 50 consonants jammed chaotically in there (and you know pronouncing half of them is optional). Most New Yorkers may take a half-hearted...
500 Miles in Brooklyn

500 Miles in Brooklyn

                      500. That’s how many unique miles I’ve ran in my quest to run every street in Brooklyn. That number marks many hours of bounding (ok, stumbling) through the grit, traffic, and potholes of Brooklyn. I’ve run through humid summer nights where even the pigeons...
Ice Baths... because running doesn't provide enough pain

Ice Baths… because running doesn’t provide enough pain

You know that feeling. After weeks (or even a night) of intense running, your body feels like an rickety old jalopy. Tired, ground down, sore, noises every time you move (mainly from your mouth when you get up out of chair). Every muscle fiber seems to scream out, as though someone pummeled you with a...
Brooklyn-Queens Border Run

Brooklyn-Queens Border Run

Originally run on Oct. 4, 2012.  Started at the Marcy J/Z subway station and after a brief detour, ran all the way up Flushing Ave to the Brooklyn Queens border. Ran down Cypress Ave, Menahan Street, Saint Nicholas Ave, Gates Ave, Wyckoff, then finally Eldert (including the dead end). I made extra sure I was...
Brooklyn Poet's Run

Brooklyn Poet’s Run

Originally run on Oct. 6, 2012.  Ran on the edge of Clinton Hill (Classon Ave and West) so I could see Walt Whitman and Biggie Smalls’ homes. Clinton Hill is an interesting mix of deserted, graffiti-marked industrial sections, rows of stately brownstones and clapboard houses with front porches, quaint mom & pop stores, festering abandoned...
First Neighborhood Finished

First Neighborhood Finished

Rainy Days and Run Days Always Get Me Down Originally run on Oct. 2, 2012 Had a soggy slog through the dark streets Prospect Heights and Park Slope today. Puddles like land mines, only reveal themselves when it’s too late and a soaked shoe and mud-flecked leg bear the brunt of my decision to run...
Running in Park Slope

Running in Park Slope

Thoughts about running in Park Slope From 4th avenue to Prospect Park, from Flatbush all the way to Prospect avenue. I also counted Prospect Park as being part of this neighborhood for my purposes. It’s a very pretty neighborhood: tree-lined streets filled with stately Brownstones. It’s a classic Brooklyn neighborhood, and people who don’t visit...
First Run on Gimpy Ankle

First Run on Gimpy Ankle

I’m back and not really better than ever! Originally run on Sept. 19, 2012 After running on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, my physical therapist and I basically felt it was time to get back out on the street to test my ankle against real gravity and real running conditions. So I was officially released into...
Another Park Slope / Gowanus Run

Another Park Slope / Gowanus Run

Running blocks around Park Slope and Gowanus Been officially a month since I sprained my ATFL on my ankle, and it’s finally starting to fee strong again. It aches every now and then as if it’s tugging at me trying to get my attention, but I’m running with confidence. Lost some time, but it’s just...
Running News: Five for the Week

Running News: Five for the Week

1. Central Park Roadway Redesign There will now be more room created for cyclists and pedestrians in the roadway that circles the interior of Central Park. They will double the lanes each for pedestrians/runners & cyclists, but reduce the car lanes from two to one. They’ve already implemented this design in Prospect Park. This is...
The curse of the Broadway Triangle: Running Brooklyn

The curse of the Broadway Triangle: Running Brooklyn

Curses in more ways than one. Run originally on August 29.