It was hot after work, so I didn't run until after dinner at 8 pm. I made up a new run, partly because I didn't want to run up the canyon and partly because I knew I would need water, since it was still above 80 deg when I started.
See if you can map this run- the park run. I went from my house to Ryan's Place Park (River Heights) to Merlin Olsen park to Adams park to campus, stopping by the quad and the hyper fields. Then I ran to Hillcrest park, Lundstrom park, up to 1500 N, down to 800 E (passing the USU soccer fields and Romney stadium), stopped by Old Farm for more water, ran to Mt Logan Middle School, all the way to Logan High School, over to the Cache County fairgrounds, Willow park, the golf course, then ran into Providence where I stopped by Alma Leondhart park before coming home. Lots of parks!
I started ~7:40 pace, did most of my run around 7:00-7:15 pace, and finished under 7:00 pace. It was still warm, but there wasn't too much traffic, so I didn't mind running on the roads. 15 miles, 1:50:45. A great run to start the week.
I am happy to report that the people of Logan are very active. I saw frisbee games, football, softball, volleyball, croquet, and even a game of red rover.
Now, here is the challenge- what big parks did I miss? First dam, the park near Blackhawk, and Spring creek middle school are the ones I can think of. Let's see if any of you can find a route with more major parks that isn't any longer than mine.