Run 7:36:33  21.9 mi (20:51 / mi)
I was a bit worried that I wasn't going to be able to race, but everything was looking good today, and I felt fine so I went ahead with the idea that I was going to take it easy. Well, I didn't exactly sprint, but I did a fair amount of running - all the flats and downhills on the trails/roads. Dumb moment - I realized 2 minutes before the start that I didn't have my e-punch! Frantic search around the car, and I found it 30 seconds after the start. D'oh! Started with the cluster on the southeast section. Had a few where I missed my attack and hit the backstop and on 62 I tried to go cross-country and missed it, but then made a bit of a square as I decided to reattack and found it. Whoo!
I hit 4 hours at about point 58 and had something of a panic about trying to get all the southern points, so I started skipping. By the time I got to my cut-across point to go back, I had tons more time than I thought (probably due to a lot of trail running.) So, I did the northern loop. I started to go for 76, which was dumb, but I couldn't find an attack, so I abandoned. I KNOW I was in the right area for 66, but I missed it and decided that I'd better call it. Was going to get 70, but went the safe route and ran it in. Good call! I got 3rd overall, same points as 4th, but faster time. First female. It was an MRA sweep of the top 3!
Big thanks to Mr. Wonderful for putting on an awesome race. It was very fun and the rain even held out. Quality point locations, lots of route choices, good times!
Maybe I'll download quick route and figure out how to add my track to it...