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Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Rockefeller » 27 Apr 2012, 22:28

I'm looking for good places for morning jogs, preferably on softer surfaces like grass or dirt, but I have ran on boardwalks and thats fine too. There's a gym at the apartment I'm staying at but personally I prefer to be closer to nature. Is there a favorite place for running in Taipei you'd recommend to others?
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Incubus » 27 Apr 2012, 22:59

The running track in Da'an Park. It's along three sides of the park's perimeter. They will link up the fourth side when the MRT Xinyi line is completed. But even with the fourth side being asphalt, it's a great place to run as the clay surface is nice and soft and the entire track is shaded by trees.
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Petrichor » 28 Apr 2012, 06:45

I haven't started running there yet (trying to move a bit closer) but the river parks look like good places. You certainly see lots of joggers there.
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Rockefeller » 03 May 2012, 12:19

Incubus wrote:The running track in Da'an Park. It's along three sides of the park's perimeter. They will link up the fourth side when the MRT Xinyi line is completed. But even with the fourth side being asphalt, it's a great place to run as the clay surface is nice and soft and the entire track is shaded by trees.


sweet, thanks. so where specifically would this Da'an park be located?
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Incubus » 03 May 2012, 14:04

Rockefeller wrote:
Incubus wrote:The running track in Da'an Park. It's along three sides of the park's perimeter. They will link up the fourth side when the MRT Xinyi line is completed. But even with the fourth side being asphalt, it's a great place to run as the clay surface is nice and soft and the entire track is shaded by trees.


sweet, thanks. so where specifically would this Da'an park be located?

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Da'an Park, as the name suggests, is in Taipei's Da'an district. It's bordered by Xinyi, Jianguo, Heping, and Xinsheng Roads, just west of AIT (if you're American) or across the street from the Mosque (if you're Muslim).
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby twonavels » 05 May 2012, 16:02

I'm looking for a good indoor jogging place. Do they have any covered tracks?
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Rockefeller » 09 May 2012, 05:32

Incubus wrote:
Rockefeller wrote:
Incubus wrote:The running track in Da'an Park. It's along three sides of the park's perimeter. They will link up the fourth side when the MRT Xinyi line is completed. But even with the fourth side being asphalt, it's a great place to run as the clay surface is nice and soft and the entire track is shaded by trees.


sweet, thanks. so where specifically would this Da'an park be located?

Fresh off the plane, eh?
Da'an Park, as the name suggests, is in Taipei's Da'an district. It's bordered by Xinyi, Jianguo, Heping, and Xinsheng Roads, just west of AIT (if you're American) or across the street from the Mosque (if you're Muslim).


Fresh & proud, lol. Just did some quick googling and what do ya know, the metro has a Da'an station. Gonna assume that that's it. Will check it out this week when it's not raining. Again, :thanks:
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Carney125 » 09 May 2012, 21:45

jogging is one of my favorite exercise to get fitness and improve the health.
I like to do jogging along with my friends for at least 30 minutes at morning times.
My favorite place for doing the jogging is the National park in front of my house. It is good place to jogging, and its environment is very peaceful.
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Mucha Man » 09 May 2012, 21:55

Rockefeller wrote:
Incubus wrote:
Rockefeller wrote:
Incubus wrote:The running track in Da'an Park. It's along three sides of the park's perimeter. They will link up the fourth side when the MRT Xinyi line is completed. But even with the fourth side being asphalt, it's a great place to run as the clay surface is nice and soft and the entire track is shaded by trees.


sweet, thanks. so where specifically would this Da'an park be located?

Fresh off the plane, eh?
Da'an Park, as the name suggests, is in Taipei's Da'an district. It's bordered by Xinyi, Jianguo, Heping, and Xinsheng Roads, just west of AIT (if you're American) or across the street from the Mosque (if you're Muslim).


Fresh & proud, lol. Just did some quick googling and what do ya know, the metro has a Da'an station. Gonna assume that that's it. Will check it out this week when it's not raining. Again, :thanks:


Da'an station is a km or so from the park.
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Re: Your favorite place to jog?

Postby Incubus » 10 May 2012, 12:06

If you don't want to walk that one km, just hop on a Xinyi bus heading west from Da'an MRT station. Get off at Xinyi-Xinsheng intersection, and you'll be right at the park's entrance.
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