I swore I would not run on pavement again. But that was when I was running 5-10 miles at a time. Now that I am starting over - and not even up to 1 mile, I think I am going to have to go back to pavement, until I can get up to 3 miles. My reasoning, is because, when I am on the trails, I can not adjust my gait, posture, etc. to balance my body out, because the terrain is too erratic to gauge what my body is (not) doing. Since pavement if flat, I can feel what is going on and adjust my body accordingly. Bummer. Oh well, at least I am still going to be hiking on the trails!