Ran with Eudair (almost started by myself as I didn't see anyone at
first), we ran out to the 4 mile water stop with a short trail section
Saw Dan French and Marcia then we all headed out to about
the 5 mile point. Eudair and I got back onto the trails by the water
stop and zig zagged out to the power lines. She had been running slower
before the trails, but really picked it up. Ran through one section of
recently plowed road with very loose sand (but fortunately not dry).
As we got to the power line trail a big (about 50) flock of storks took
off into the air.
Got back on the bike path and picked it up a little
more to get back in time - was only planning on 10 but the extra trail
excursion added a little more on but was well worth it.
So, the trail portion was kind of spur of the moment. I think I might do more of my return trips on the trails. It is nice starting out with other people and being more social. On the way back, with it fully light out, it's nice to run on the trails.