For the runners of a.net! What are some of your favorite routes in your area? Routine? Have you tried barefoot running or something close to it?
In Dallas, the most popular routes are around White Rock Lake -- approximately 9.5 miles -- and The Katy Trail. I run the Rock every week or so, but have been going through the neighborhoods recently to add variety.
In Denver, I would start in downtown, go down 16th to Park, Park to Colfax, then down Humboldt, go around Cheeseman Park, up to 17th, over to and around City Park, and back downtown. And Wash Park of course.
Been switching between the Vibram Five Fingers and the Nike Free 3.0s. Both are lightweight and close to barefoot. Highly recommend both.