Boise, A Running CityPosted by Kevin Hughes on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 7:10am.
Boise State UniversityRunners in the valley are benefited by Boise State’s running program. Not only does it give some the opportunity to run or coach college track, Boise State hosts several community races throughout the year like the Beat Coach Pete Race. Boise State has multiple indoor and outdoor meets each year where their nationally ranked team competes against many other talented universities. This provides great entertainment for less than half of the price of a football game. The program is so well-respected that it hosted the Indoor National Championship meet in 2012.
Boise RunningBoise area residents are blessed by open spaces in the city of trees, which allow them to run in any direction from their Idaho home. Trails wind throughout the pedestrian- friendly city. Boise neighborhoods are filled with trees, ponds, and paths. Local high school tracks are available to do running workouts on their high-quality surface. You won’t want to be constantly running on sidewalks, as it will likely give you shin-splints and joint-jolting injuries, so you’ll want to find some prime running locations.
Boise has a bit of everything, as always, but perhaps the most popular place to run is the Boise foothills. The city of Boise maintains hundreds of miles of trails just to the north of the city. These dirt trails are soft on your body and provide you with picturesque views of the city and mountains. The Greenbelt, a path next to the Boise River, is also a wonderful running location found in the middle of Boise, Garden City, and Eagle. These two top-notch running routes can be accessed by anyone in the Boise area. It is always easier to be right close to what you love, so consider buying an Idaho home next to these attractions.
Boise WeatherOne of the most important parts of any running experience is weather. We as runners may respect those so devoted that they run in hail and snow, but it can’t be seen as ideal for having an enjoyable run. Because of Boise’s high desert climate, it experiences very little precipitation throughout the year. The fall and spring seasons are perfect for running, with highs in the 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s. Winter’s lack of extreme weather--daily highs in the 30’s and no lasting snowfall-- make it possible to run year-round. Also, cool summer mornings and evenings are some of the nicest days of the year. Ultimately, you’ll find that buying your Idaho home in the state’s warmest major city is smart for your running. Who would want to take months off of your routine because the weather is inhospitable?
Boise is without a doubt a runner's town. With all you have to think about when buying an Idaho home, don’t forget one of the best aspects of your life. Running will bring emotional release, recreation, and health benefits. Make sure you have good running options close to home, and you will be off to the races!
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