Canal Cuemanco, in the eastern part of the city, was the venue for rowing competitions in the 1968 olympic games. A paved 5K path around the canal makes for a great place to run away from Colonia Centro. This route has spectacular views of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes to the east, the Ajusco Southwest and channels of Xochimilco front. Also enjoy gazing at schools of fish, large wading birds, and be ready to jog around a cow or two on the west side. If you make the trip out for the run be sure to also check out the floating gardens of Xochimilco.