Had a good solid 12 mile run this morning. Joe picked me up and we headed over for a new route. Parked at an office plaza just off of Keystone road. Started out slowly, headed north up Old East Lake Rd. then onto Highland road which brought us back to Keystone Road but pretty close to the start of the Pinellas Trail. Took the trail north for a bit where it went under US 19, then on over to downtown Tarpon Springs. Went through town, and just past town where the trail became surrounded by trees again. As we got near 6 miles I wanted to see what road was just up ahead. So we ran up to Klosterman Rd. where there is a 7-11 and a few other stores which would come in handy if running low on something to drink. So, turned around at 6.2 miles and went back the way we came. I was tempted to go a little farther so we could run past the primate sanctuary, but not today.
At about 7 miles, we gradually picked up the pace. Did a couple of miles at about 7:20 pace, then I did the last 1.4 at about a 6:50 pace. Felt pretty good because it even included a nice little hill at the end. Weather was great and it was nice to run a new route.
Average pace: 8:02