Today I was finally able to fit a run in. It was my first run in New York and it was much different than running in my neighborhood in Michigan.
First off, there are a lot more people out and about in NYC. Not that I wouldn’t be expected there to be people out, but it’s a lot harder to run and dodge people. I managed though.
The other factor that made it difficult to run…traffic. At home I can cross the streets without having to worry about cars coming by at every intersection, but here…there is always a car coming, so I have to keep stoping and starting or change my path. That is actually something I didn’t think about until I was running today, and I had to stop. It totally caught me off guard and screwed up my average pace. Oh well! Nothing I can do about it.
The third thing about running in NYC that I didn’t like was how close the streets are to each other. I feel like I’m running a lot further than I am because each street comes up so fast. I felt like I had run my first mile well before I did. This could make training really hard.