I posted this route a while back on the blog and finally got around to running it this past weekend. I left around 7.30am, and it was just as quiet as it was the last time (around the lake section). A few geese protecting their little one, tried to block my path, all three of them hissing at me. Grrrr.
The new section of this route which I had not run before was really nice. It’s well sign-posted and called “Kitt Creek Loop”. I followed it down Development Drive and back round to Davis Drive.
It was warm and humid and I was worn out by mile 10. Instead of running any further hills, I adjusted the route and ran the last three miles on a flat track and then Liz came to take me home. 🙂
Of all the places I’ve ran so far, none have felt so desolate and alone as portions of this route — particularly down Louis Stephens and through the Lake Betz Wetlands. The fact that there’s a large wetlands area in the middle of the Research Park took me by surprise when I stumbled upon it. It was real pretty for sure, but there was not a soul or vehicle in sight — even with all the office buildings around.
The last time I ran here, I turned right on Kit Creek Rd after coming out of the Wetlands area and ran back along Davis Dr. That cut the route down to around 8 miles.
This extended version of the route is just over 13 miles long. Instead of coming back on Davis Dr, the route goes through the Kits Creek neighborhood, into Providence Place and then back along the greenway to Town Hall Dr.