Find your own rhythm, set yourself a goal and try to get past it.
The 3 fundamental stages in the history of running
1. Jimmy Fixx and the pioneers
2. The 80's and the success
3. Nowadays improvements
Also, for this reason, both competitive and not, this sport is a widespread activity even in urban contexts: parks, roads, bike paths, and embankments are open-air gyms that allow those who run to do so in total freedom, even if sometimes the quality of the air may not be the best.
Infrastructures help to bring new people closer to running, curious to find out why they like running so much.