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in: hughmac3; hughmac3 > 2016-01-31

Jan 31, 2016 10:47 PM # 
Forget exactly where the race is, but I think I remember it as being south of here. It was 65 at Greenbelt this afternoon! And I didn't mind running in the snow, choosing to run in the fresh snow next to the trail many times.
Feb 1, 2016 1:39 AM # 
It's in Spotsylvania, Va. There are two days in the 60's due there this week, plus a good bit of rain. Here's their weather forcast - wow - 68F and thunderstorming on Wednesday. Should melt snow and provide lots of mud.
Feb 1, 2016 3:26 PM # 
wow! nice one dad.
Feb 1, 2016 4:39 PM # 
Do you have a goal for the race?
Feb 1, 2016 6:48 PM # 
Contingent on MUD, I'd be not unhappy with anything over 50km. One loop configuration would be 31.5mi., another 32.9 and so forth - of course I'll be brain dead after five hours and unable to "configure" clearly. Nice run yesterday, BTW - I assume you waited until things were slushy versus frozen footprints.
Feb 1, 2016 8:58 PM # 
No real choice for conditions so I went when I felt good and rested. Good luck with the race. With your training I am sure that you won't good brain dead after 5 hours. Especially not with Hugh helping you along.

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