When I was on a college team my running (other than track workouts) was almost always with other people and done on a lot of trails etc. I never did a lot of miles on the road. Never really on sidewalks at all.
I got a job right after school and took some time off, but now I'm running again, but it's really not that great anymore. One is that I'm alone, but I'm ok with that and like it for convenience, but, it's dark in the morning before work and dark after work which is a real problem. My question is, where do most people who work at least 40 hours a week do their runs? Are you running before or after work on sidewalks around your house?
Because I am and it is pretty terrible. Realizing how lucky I was to do most of my runs in the afternoon... wondering if there is some other way? Do people run by themselves with headlamps on trails? Or is sidewalk running just a reality of winter and working?