Running in Istanbul. Athletic-Minded Traveler's Guide to Where & Why.

Running is an athletic-minded traveler's favorite means to explore any city and it works super well in Istanbul!  This city boasts stunning and historic sights, some over two thousand years old.  It's unique geography is another reason to explore by foot.  Istanbul is split between its European and Asian halves by the Bosphorus Strait, and the waters of the Golden Horn divide the older European side. 
 
The question becomes: Where to run?
 

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Our brains need exercise. Another reason to MOVE!

Yeah, we know, we know…exercise is good for us. 

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When to Replace Your Running Shoes

July is the peak of training and racing for all amateur athletes. Chances are, if you?re training for a marathon, triathlon, adventure race, or any other competition, you?re wearing shoes that are a few weeks or months old.

Finding the right pair of running shoes is an extremely important task?and one that multi-Ironman Champion Paula Newby Fraser has blogged about here.

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