2015-09-07 - Cheetos at Glen Echo

~8.7 miles @ ~12.0 min/mi

"Don't do what I just did!" I advise the kids waiting for the crosswalk light to change, after I dash across Jones Mill Rd with a pause in the median for cars to zoom by. Today's mission: meet Mary at Lock 7 on the C&O Canal. The first few miles flow easy, but then reality - aka humidity - kicks in and pace slows. A huge peleton of cyclists cruises up Goldsboro Rd; I stop to take photos and cheer them. The 7-11 at Glen Echo has Crunchy Cheetos on sale so I buy two bags and fill my bottle with ice. GPS glitches in the tunnel under Wisconsin Av and in the store add ~5% to total distance and similarly make the pace seem faster than it really was.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2015-09-29