Our morning runs our 5 miles, but we don't run for 5 miles non stop. We run up 4th Street to Hollenbeck Park in East Los Angeles. It's roughly 2 1/2 miles to that point.
At the park there is a lake and lots of ducks and geese. If we haven't quite woken up yet when we start at the Midnight Mission at 6 am, we are by the time we reach Hollenbeck Park at 6:30am. There we wait until other runners have a chance to catch up and share announcements about upcoming Skid Row Running Club events.
For those of us who felt chilly at the beginning of the morning run, our bodies and lungs have a chance to warm up, so we are all feeling physically good at this point.
Do you have any suggestions on other places we can run in the downtown LA area? Leave a comment and let us know!