Decided to try a new route earlier today. This was a nice scenic route along the Des Moines river. This route somewhat parallels the Dam to Dam course. Temps were in the low 70's. At first I was not certain how far I planned to go. Part way through I decided to run out at least 6 miles before turning around. The first half of my run went well, although it was a bit different jogging in a new location. I missed having familiar landmarks. I turned around at 6.3 miles.
On the way back the fact that I was not carrying a water bottle became a factor, as my calves began to cramp up. Although I ran the first half in a little over an hour, it took nearly an hour and a half to make the return.
Below is a map I created on Map My Run. You can view a satelite version of the map by clicking view full>satelite Mileage markers can also be toggled off and on.