The Green Mile
The Green Mile is the link between Benjakiti Park and Lumpini Park or the Bike Lane Overpass on Strava.
Its 1.29 kms in length with three sets of stairs.
When your looking to rack up some decent kilometers, combining Benjakiti Park and Lumpini Park using the green mile link is a great option.
- 1 lap of Lumpini is 2.5kms,
- 1 lap of Benjakiti 2 kms
- + the green mile 1.3 kms
- = about 6 kms.
That includes the short paths from the parks to the green mile.
Pros and Cons
- The green mile is one of the very few places you can run without being bothered by dogs in Bangkok,
- With the 3 sets of stairs you can get a decent leg workout in,
- Even at peak times you can complete a sprint session.
- The green mile parallels the rain water run off drain, which can be a bit smelly at times,
- It’s a popular dog walking strip so if your running through there at night watch your step,
- It’s only 1.3 kms long which is a lot of back and forth when your looking to rack up 20ks +.
In preparation for the up coming 100km race, the green mile is my only choice in Bangkok, to get a good leg work in.
After the fifth or sixth time through the green mile I can feel my legs working. The flatness of the parks is a welcome relief.
So bring along the face mask just in case and a light if your running at night and enjoy the green mile Bangkok.
Training for 100kms
Today I needed to rack up roughly 21ks.
I couldn’t get away to train on the trails. So I plan to run the green mile stairs plus Benjakiti and Lumpini Parks.
But Benjakiti Park is partly closed to repair the drains. No stress, I’ll just run whatever is available.
The Hard Truth
My legs felt like concrete as soon as I started running this morning. So I knew it would be a slow start.
No records broken today. But another decent training session completed.