I have realized that I am getting spoiled with running on the roads. As 7:15, I took off on the trail to try to get a good run in before it got too dark. But it is getting darker sooner now, so before I even got into the park, the sun was setting. It wasn't so bad, though. I had my music on, but I had it on quietly; because you always want to be able to hear if some crazed park stalker is coming up behind you. I noticed that I was anticipating the trail to end so I could run on the road. Spoiled!
Sometimes I feel like I'm running so fast, but when it's all said and done, I'm still at 4 mph. And I don't get it. It seems like every time I check the Garmin I'm at a in between a 13 and 14 minute pace, but when I download the run, it still shows me at 15. But I felt like I was faster. I did notice that running on the trail does slow me down by an average of 40 seconds per mile. Interesting.
Guess I truly am a road runner.