I usually only run at dusk, that way no one can see the pain on my face as I move along. Also, I'm not a a stylish runner. My clothes are just one step above being rags. No actually most runners would consider them rags. But they are not the cool type rags like you see in the movies and stuff where they use ripped up sweat pants and an old NYU tee shirt, my stuff just makes me look like crap.
So running in the dark is also doing a favor to the viewing public who then don't have to see raggedy man running down the sidewalks.
Used to live in Bloomingdale for 10 years and they have the round 4 mile 'course' which is well known to the locals. Thats were I go to run still because I know it so well. Concrete sidewalks. You get to know the distance points so you know where you are distance wise as you run. Surprised that I did 2 miles non stop at an approximate 13 minute mile pace. Not bad for the first time out. For me that is. The fastest I will ever push myself is 10 minute miles. Sometimes after I build up my running strength, I will do intervals and sprint out like I just kicked in someones front door and their alarm went off. Intervals are great for building up your sprint speed on the bike. For me, running is a very effective way for me to increase my cardio, lose weight, strengthen outer core not being used during cycling and to get a good post run euphoria. Not too sore today. Probably feel it most deep at my upper thigh level. Will try to go with an every other day schedule.
Start slow - that's what I did and it finally worked. I've tried running before but couldn't get over the soreness. This time I had good running shoes and started with only 5 minutes. If it didn't make me sore I bumped it up to 10. Now I'm up to running about 5 miles in 45 minutes. I also only run on grass or dirt.
Thats moving out pretty good Harvey, especially on dirt where you have to watch your footing. I'll take it slow and use the running as motivation also not to eat the crap foods. Thats one thing that running does for you also, it gives you an immediate reminder of whats in your system.