Running race 34:45  4.0 mi (8:41 / mi)
First race of the 2009 Dirt Cheap Trail Series, from Devil's Bathtub at Mendon Ponds.
Fun race. I was able to keep myself under control with West Point coming up this weekend, which makes for a much more enjoyable run. And my time was still faster than last summer (in the other direction).
I passed a bunch of people by staying on the muddy trail near the first marsh, as they were searching for higher ground, which meant sidehill running for them. But a bit later, my shoe was untied and I lost 12 seconds (and about 9 places) taking care of that. Went back and forth with Dumpster a few times. Near the end of the race Saran'y and Dumpster went by, but Dumpster rolled his ankle on the last turn, and went down. Much like last summer, when he caught a log and went down in front of me late in the race. I think I was 4th in 45-49, missing third by less than 30 seconds, making me wonder what I could have done.
Groin a little sore afterwards - I first noticed that after the longish run on Sunday, but thought it was better.
Running warm up/down 29:00  3.05 mi (9:30 / mi)
An easy 15 minutes before the race, and a very easy 14 minutes after the race.