I’ve been to Fort Lauderdale quite a few times because my grandpa lives there but I haven’t been there during a training cycle. I had big plans for running along the beach and in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. The week before I left, my knee started to hurt and I took the rest of the week off running because it was a recovery week and I wanted to be extra cautious.
My first run after the break was along the beach and it was great! Callum and I decided to park near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and then run from there. We didn’t realize that you couldn’t actually run along the ocean there but near the end of our 10k run we did run along the ocean. We ended the run by putting our feet in the ocean, that’s how every run should end!
The next day, I had a 20k run planned. It was 30C outside and really sunny, a little hot for someone that was running in -40C a couple weeks before but a beautiful day. In the middle of the run, my knee started to hurt so I decided to cut the run short especially because it was so hot.
The majority of my run was along the ocean (which had no shade) and then I ran in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Callum and I had walked around in there a couple days before so I knew there were some trails and went back to run them. The shaded trails were a great break from the lack of shade along the beach. Overall, the run was really great. If you’re in Ft. Lauderdale, I highly recommend checking out Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
What’s the best place that you’ve found running while travelling?