Last long run of 2017



When I asked Susan how far she wanted to run this weekend, she said more than 20. Since I really like the number 23, I decided that would be the distance for our last long run of the year. I was going to create a new route, but got lazy and picked a route from our archives.

John dropped us off at the top of BPA and we cruised down to Wildwood and took a right and headed towards Springville. We were deep in conversation about the holidays and changes coming in 2018 Susan said, "how far is Springville?". I said it was only 5 miles from BPA. We both looked at our Strava's and we had gone more than 5 miles, but we were sure it was only a little further. When we hit Trillium, we knew for sure we had missed it. We were both a little confused on how we could of missed a large forest road. 


Top of BPA

We looked at the route and decided we didn't want to back track too much and would just make it up as we went along. Both of our Strava's showed different distances, so we used the average and did some running math and came up with what we thought was a 23 mile route. After I got home and did real math with a map the route was ~22 miles. Oh well. 


random wire

Running-- just like life-- doesn't always go as planned, even when you have a good route. It's all about adjusting, adapting and hopefully having fun along the way. I suspect this is what 2018 is going to be for me; lots of personal changes coming. 

Our route:
bpa - ww: .46
ww - trillium: 8
trillium - fl7: .25
fl7 - hardesty: .05
hardesty - leif: .55
leif - maple: 2.58
maple - leif: 2.73
leif - alder: 3.25
alder - ww: .84
alder/ww - ww mm 9.7 & back: .60 (adding on to make what we hoped would be 23 miles)
alder/ww - birch:  1.91
birch - nw 53rd: .22
nw 53rd - car: .25
total: 21.69

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