I didn't want to repeat yesterday's mistakes...but I still managed to blow it on #1 again. DOH!
The rest went OK, except for wasting time fighting through thick green (and almost losing my shoe in marsh-mud) shortly after I left #2.
I had planned to run along a portion of the east-west trail ~halfway between #2 and #3 -- and thank goodness I saw people running on it as I approached, because otherwise I don't think I ever
would have spotted it (very indistinct, covered with tons of leaves) -- and that would have been disaster-ville for me, since I was banking on that trail to serve as a waypoint on that long leg and I didn't really have a backup plan. :-P
As I got close to #8, I tripped going slightly downhill and landed HARD on a log. I'm glad my forearm took the brunt of it, because I think I landed hard enough to possibly fracture a rib if I had landed on my torso. My shoulder was also wrenched -- it hurt to move my arm / hand / fingers for the rest of the day. :-P
But otherwise, as yesterday, I felt like my tentative footing (not my fitness level) was the only thing slowing me down -- especially since today's ground cover situation was a little worse than yesterday's.
A very cold but very fun weekend. :-)