Everything is relative. For example, in the part of the city where I live, there is almost no movement in the morning, dust settles and does not interfere with running. The road is smooth and comfortable. In the park, there are cobblestones and homeless people sleeping on benches - if you don’t twist your leg, there is always a chance to rake with a bottle.
In the evening, I still prefer the park because of the cleaner air.
A park with dirt tracks is better for the knees - less stress. It's also good to run in the stadium if you can - it's really boring due to the monotony of the landscape.
It's true. I ask myself the same question. It is better to construct the route in such a way that it runs along highways with fewer cars. While running, many systems of the body are activated - so that whatever hangs in the air is absorbed by your skin and lungs much better and deeper. So if you can run in the park, it's better there. At least periodically change the route to the park route - to clear the lungs. PS Buy disposable masks and take them for a run when running along busy trails - wear a mask to protect yourself from dust, nitrogen oxides, carbon and lead - you need to protect your lungs.
I would like to add to the answers of other respondents that you also need to choose the right running shoes, which are chosen according to your foot pronation and some other aspects. Agree, running in sneakers for 500 rubles even in the park will not be very useful. Well, if you have already picked up the right shoes, then go ahead to the park or forest park, where you can run. Enjoy your run :)
The first aspect, which other respondents have already paid attention to, is the air, or rather, its purity. My opinion (it is not confirmed) is that the air in the park is cleaner, if only because along the roadway all the dust flies in the air, cars lift it from the road, and we breathe it, and the trees in the park act as a filter: dust settles on leaves. The second point is the surface you are running on. The asphalt does not absorb well, so the joints are heavily stressed. Ground, gravel or grass in the park - surfaces with better shock absorption and less stress on the joints while running.
The result from running in an urban lane is the same.
No matter where.
If you really run, you are smart.
No matter where, no matter what conditions.
If we are talking about the usefulness of running, then of course it is much better to run in nature away from the city.
Even better along the mountain path.
Is it a park or a sidewalk, it doesn't matter.
In my opinion, this is obvious ... Even simply because it is much more useful to breathe air in the park than exhaust gases from the roadway. But breathing while jogging is one of the most important things.