I shoulda been clearer - the beach 'runs' at low tide were in Venice, up from the Venice pier; the palisades ones were way closer to work and run on narrow trails by others on grass. Interesting park, up from the pier, sort of, in Santa Monica. Sort of famous pier. Homeless at one end, back then, getting fancy at the upper reaches. Finding a parking place fast was a trick. I'd park in the upper less populated area, thus running down first and back up, not a huge grade, but huge enough for me, and the downrun being first was handy for more than the parking, the warmup. Of note is that when I was in high school, I think it was, part of the cliffs fell apart and a picnic table and people on it were hurtled down toward the road below. Years later, besides the jogging, I took a batch of photos and made four paintings, huge ones, of groups and palm trees there.
Another good thing, I have close to no sense of smell, so my own vapors don't bother me, and I tended to work if not in small firms, in small areas with few people, so clean up was speedy. Heh.