As expected, DF is not good for training BUT if you are visiting for only a few days and if you are staying in the Polanco or Chapultepec areas, it is easy to manage training. There are a couple of places where you can do easy runs. The first one is Chapultepec Park, this is the most famous park in D.F., it is big, green, and surprisingly empty in the mornings, there is a small but soft trail that loops around the park for about 15 min. The other option is “el Sope”, which is a 20 min run from Polanco and it has a 2km gravel loop. Don’t go here on the weekends unless you want to feel like a running sardine.
Aside from running, our favorite things about Distrito Federal walking around the Zocalo and city center, and the food that you can find there. Food is amazing in this great Azteca city for so many reasons: It is much cheaper than in San Francisco, way more authentic and flavorful, there is more variety (burritos can get old in the US), there are restaurants everywhere, and almost all of the restaurants are good. If you come to D.F. and stay close to Polanco, here are a few places you should check out for food and coffee. You wont be disappointed.
Pojul (pricy Mexican food but really good, Shannon says this is the best restaurant she has ever been to)
Since pictures tell more than words, here are a few photos from our trip. I hope you like them and stay tuned for the next BATC blog.