Having the Black Knight officially and graciously extend his protection to me, I defied the odds and ran Central Park this evening, in darkness no less. His power is indeed strong, I encountered no wayward characters, and only one rather large racoon. 44:07, I'll round it down to 5 miles.
I'm back for another week in this city, and still in the honeymoon stage with my new found running route. NYC marathon looks more appealing every day. Registration begins March 1!