Tonight I went out with some buddies on our regular Tuesday night trail run in Chestnut Ridge Park. I should say that I went out by myself after not paying attention to the meet time on the weekly email. It was a half hour earlier than usual because we were having a cookout after the run.
I get there at the normal time and no one is around. So I set off on my own along a route I assume I remember. This may take some explanation. I usually run with other guys who know the trails here like the back of their hand. Consequently, I don’t pay very close attention to where we are going. I have a Garmin Forerunner with the saved routes so that helps sometimes. Tonight, however, I decided to be adventurous. I turned on the courses feature on the watch and tried to use that in conjunction with my memory of some of the trails. It was a failure. I never ended up going where I wanted to, but in the end found my way to the simplest route on the trails. Because of my adventures I ended up running about 7.5 miles. I should say that I walked and ran about 7.5 miles.
I am going to be pretty tired tomorrow. Next time I end up running by myself I will plan a little better.