I drew an 8K course at Clinton because I wanted to be out for 2 hours on this beautiful day. I took it slow, trying to be careful and accurate. Around 5, I began to suspect that the course was not really 8K. I realized I made the rookie mistake of 1:15 vs 1:10 in Purple Pen, so the course was really 6K. I missed 7 a bit (I had a feeling after I left and was confirmed when I hit the road). I got mentally tired and hungry near the end. I took a few routes that would not be ideal in a race but were more interesting for today.
At one point, I scared up two sleeping deer. They moved less than 20 feet away and then stopped and looked at me. So tame now!