Brenda, my wife, was headed to the YMCA for several hours of training. When she asked if I was going, I said, “No, today I want to do a long run.” I could do a long run on a treadmill – if my life depended on it. But, in all other circumstances I’d rather run outside. She headed to the Y while I headed outside.
Initially, I was going to cut through the woods and head out along a long country road. Once I go started, I stayed on trails.
The trails are cut through a dense southern-forested parcel of land. The area where I’ve made trails and cleared paths for 3D targets in total covers a circumference of less than a mile. The paths are nice for easy mountain bike rides and running as well as reaching the 3D targets. For running and cycling, it does mean making laps.
The road I run results in an out and back with some nice off detours to run or ride off road. Having started in the woods, today, I changed my mind regarding the road and continued running laps. Either course would have been fine, but today the trail running was just a bit finer.