After just 4 months of living in China, I have already found my go-to route. I call it the Mermaid-Peninsula Loop.
My go-to route starts outside the entrance of our apartment complex: Rose Garden.
I follow the sidewalk to the west toward the area of town called Sea World.
Run along the length of the waterfront.
After the quick out and back on the waterfront, I head back toward the street via the garden view.
I pass by the mermaid statue of Goddess Nuwa and run some steps.
I follow the sidewalk again all the way past the starting point.
At the area of town called Peninsula, I head toward the lighthouse.
I loop around Peninsula and follow the sidewalk back to Rose Garden to hop on the waterfront there.
What I like about this route:
1. It's a double out and back so if I need to stop or use my bathroom, it's an easy pitstop.
2. It has loops on each end that can be modified in ways to make the run a little longer or shorter.
3. It's mainly flat, easy running.
4. There are water views from three different locations.
I ran this route this morning. The weather has finally turned (I hope) from tropical to fall, perfect weather for running. I felt good and was happy to see negative splits in my results.
Do you have a go-to route?