Hi everyone, happy to write on this board!
My name is Giovanni, I am an Italian competitve runner (2h13 marathon PB) that is about to move to Ithaca following my GF that just started working at Cornell. If everything goes well, I should relocate in the next Spring/Summer.
I am writing here to know a bit about the running scene in Ithaca (and surroundings). I visited the city a few weeks ago for a couple of days but I was injured, so I did not have any chance to run around
In particular, I am curious to know:
- what about running paths? As far as I could see, the area is hilly and there are a lot of roads without much traffic. It seems there are a lot of trails around, but not sure if they are “runnable” or more suited for hiking. Ideally, I love to run on soft surfaces my easy runs but I like more or less flat roads for workouts and long runs. I use sometimes the track, but not very often.
- what about the running community? At first glance, it seems pretty active. I would be interested in sharing some runs but it’s never easy to find suitable training partners.
- how cold does it get in winter? I heard it can get pretty cold. When I visited at the beginning of December it was ok cool I lived around Zurich, Switzerland, for the past 5 years so I am definitively used to run close to 0 degrees for all the winter (around lunchtime).
Thank you very much in advance and hope to see some runners in a couple of months