Today’s schedule had a 12 mile long run – all easy pace (9:00 to 9:45). And I planned a 6 miles out-and-back route in a flat part of the San Fernando Valley town of Topenga.
It was a perfect plan. I had the route all figured out. During the outbound leg, I saw a bike path. The bike path was asphalt covered and shaded. What more could I ask? I decided to follow it.
Except. . . The bike path detoured. And I was lost. I ended up ran an extra mile, 13 miles in total. One extra mile normally would not be too much of a problem. And I had my water bottle. What I did not realize was in the Valley, the sun and heat rose quickly.
As a result, I got a surprise tan and lots of vitamin D along the way. All good.