Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here are two quick video clips from the ride:
We headed out from our hotel along the mosaic limestone tiled sidewalks...
We continued our run through the side streets of the city, dodging a few barking dogs and making our way over to the Águas Livres Aqueduct.
We found the aqueduct and thought maybe there was a pedestrian path on it that we could take over to a park on the other side.
No such luck. So we had to navigate our way down through a valley of highways, railroads and construction...
And then make our way up through a low income housing development on the "other side of the tracks". As we ran through, the music stopped and people stared. So we picked up the pace.
When we got to the top of the stairs, I took the camera out to take a pic of the city but the lens got jammed. I couldn't fix it, so I was unable to get any more pics on the rest of the run. Bummer. We made it over to Parque da Serafina which had a cool series of trails around the park. We ran to an observatory at the highest point of the park. Luckily the building was closed and fenced off and we really didn't get that great of a view. Otherwise I would have been pissed that I couldn't get pics because of my out of service camera. So we headed back down and found our way back to the hotel through a different section of the city. It was a great 10 mile run.