Distance: 8.68 miles
Weather: Dark and Cool
Didn't get out until o'dark o'clock again this evening. Ran from the house to Elk Meadow and ran trails up to the Buchanan Rec Center and then wound my way through Bergen Park and The Ridge and Hiwan subdivisions before completing the loop on the uphill slog back home.
Felt very good on this run. Ran at moderate effort and held it through the whole run, on the ups and the downs. Average pace was 7:46. Average HR was 151. 1,379 feet of elevation gain.
There are times I really like running at night. I think this is, in part, due to the fact that the darkness changes the scene a lot, making the same ol' routes a bit of a different experience. There's also the sense that because you can't see what's more than 15 meters ahead, there's a bit more adventure afoot. And, everything is just quieter. Other than the occasional car, or the itinerant dog-walker, the lone runner may well be the King of the Mountains.