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Inspired By Milind Soman? Train Barefoot At These Spots In The City For The Upcoming Marathon

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Ten-Second Takeaway

While buying the latest collection of sports shoes may bring you joy, let us tell you, runner, barefoot running is catching up. Professional runners vouch for barefoot running as it’s easier on your knees and other joints. It also enables you to run faster and more efficiently. While Milind Soman {the god that he is} ran barefoot from Mumbai till Ahmedabad, you can choose these paths instead.

Jogger's Park

Bandra’s crown jewel when it comes to parks, Jogger’s Park has a mud track that is well-maintained for runners to sweat it out on. The track is 400-metres long, flanked by greenery and a concrete path. Plus, there’s a sea view to be distracted by.

Priyadarshini Park

Priyadarshini Park or PDP as it’s fondly called, is a top choice for SoBo runners. With two options to run on – a 500-metre mud track and a 400-metre, 8-lane synthetic track, it is one of the first tracks that professional runners suggest for barefoot running.

Mahalaxmi Race Course

A 2.2 km track lines Mahalaxmi Race Course, perfect for those looking to distance run. The race course is green and is a favourite with runners from Malabar Hill and around.You can warm-up and stretch before you start running here. Open to public, you can access it from 5am to 9am and from 4pm to 8pm.

MCGM Garden

The MCGM Garden in Oshiwara has a wide clay track for jogging and a wide walking path laid with paver blocks. It’s popular with TV celebrities and is one of the well-maintained parks in Andheri.

Patwardhan Park

This Linking Road hidden gem is apt for those looking for a quick run on their mud path. They also have a separate section for yoga, in case you want to stretch before running. The cover is lush and outside the boundary, you’ll find vendors selling snacks and fruits. The entry will cost you INR 2 and a monthly pass, INR 50 or so.