Of all the places I run, I am pretty partial to the lake at Lakes of River Trails South, chiefly because it's out my front door. Convenience is certainly the number one attribute for me, but it's great for a few other reasons, too. One lap around the lake is right at a mile; it's actually a tad less, so if you want to run your best mile, you can tell yourself it's a full mile around and shave a few seconds off your time instantly. I like to run intervals here because the surface is predictable--a wide, level sidewalk, with very few cracks, all the way around.
So come for a run at our little lake. Look for the overweight guy wearing Vibram Five Fingers, running really slowly or huffing and puffing through a set of Yasso 800s.