This a soft dirt path that is easy on the joints and a great starting point for beginners. Half way around the path are the tennis courts — they have clean bathrooms that are easily accessible from the path. When you run, go for distance rather than time – take it slow and don’t worry about your pace. Walk if you have to. Build up milage gradually.
Measure your improvement by using the Strava app to log your runs. I follow people who inspire me and it is relatively easy to use. It will also help you find nearby running routes when you are looking for a new path.
Other than the obvious — a good pair of sneakers and running outfit, it also helps to get a small waist pack (don’t worry about the potential fashion faux pas — it conceals underneath your shirt). I use this small waist pack that stretches out to hold everything I need when I leave my apartment for a run in the city — it expands enough to hold my mammoth iPhone 6 plus, money, metro card and a small snack (I love the delish vegan Cliff Shot Bloks).