I have increased my distance, as I have my eye on an event in a couple of months. I may not get in, but I need to be sure my fitness is such that if I do, I don't die in the attempt. Since I've been in Coronado, I've found and kept to a general course when I run - it's a bit longer than five miles, and there is a pond that I've spoken of previously that I come across just past mile four.
Of course, that stretch of the route is a Strava segment. I set a PR on it the first time I ran it, because (a) it was the first time running the segment, and (b) I didn't stop to see what I could see -- something I've done every time since that first trip. Since I am on a get-more-fit-fatso kick, I decided to push the segment and see if I could set a PR, then double back to the pond for a visit. I'd get a little more distance (which I'm looking for anyway), and get the segment without stopping. No-brainer.
I'm glad I did. I got to see an anhinga hunting and successfully catch and swallow a fish, a banded kingfisher dive and miss, and a caiman! Had I stopped in the middle of the segment, like I usually had previously, I likely would have missed all these. I think I'll make this my usual pattern now. It's an additional half K or so in distance, but that's just a bonus.
In a totally random occurrence, the distance led me to the name.
As for the PR? Yeah, nailed it.