>Running 101>Running in Central Park - Question
Think Whirled Peas
Just because running is simple does not mean it is easy.
Abs of Flabs
I don't know anything about NYC, other than hating the Yankees that is, so any advice about the city would be welcome as well...
Running the 2012 Boston Marathon for Children's Hospital
Goals: 20:00 5K, 3:30 Marathon, Finish Marathon, 4:00 Marathon, Finish IronMan, 45:00 10K
For starters, don't say you hate the Yankees while you're there. I heard some tourist was quartered, and his limbs hung from the bridges and tunnels leading into New York for voicing his feelings towards that team.
Also, the etiquette is to run counter-clockwise and keep to the left-hand recreational lane so that you don't get hit by a biker. In some parts, you can bounce off onto the bridal path for a while. It's packed dirt and easier on the knees.
You can get a map at any of the tourist stands, possibly your hotel or definitely from the Central Park Medical Unit ambulances - they cruise around the park all weekend and don't mind being pulled over for maps or directions (or for folks being hit by bikes). They carry a TON of maps for exactly that reason.
I stayed near where you're staying, last time I was there and ran a 6-ish mile loop. Here you go, yo.
Another nice run if you are in the south area is to run over the Brooklyn Bridge.