Trail running 49:13  5.6 mi (8:47 / mi)
shoes: Inov8 - Xtalon 212
Participated in Bob Ronker's East Fork Backpack Trail Run this morning. It's a handicapped run, with slow runners starting first and faster runners starting later. Based on my age and previous performance at one of these events, I was given a 14 minute handicap, the 37th start out of 75. I passed at least 30 people in the first four miles and gutted it out to the end, never getting passed. There were a few people who finished in front of me, but not too many.
Staying on the trails in East Fork is the way to go this time of year, although I had to resist the occasional desire to barge through a reentrent. All in all, it was a nice day to be out (though pretty humid) and the trail was in great shape.