Running (Mix) 38:00 
Staying at the lodge was a good idea. Nice to just roll out of bed and be right at the race venue. In past years it's always been an early start to get up there.
Easy jog for about 20 minutes in road shoes, then changed to my O-shoes and ran up one of the trails a ways and back down hard to test the footing. Dicey in spots, but generally OK.
Running (Trail) 1:00:34 
Close, but no cigar, once again at Pere Marquette. My fourth time between 60 and 61. Maybe next year for breaking the hour. On the up side, 13th overall is my best placing to date and I won my age group.
First few splits were right on target, then lost some time on the relatively flat section following the second climb. Got to the road crossing at 26:33 which was only 20 seconds slower than hoped, but from there the trail was much deeper in snow and it wasn't the hard crusty stuff either. That set me back another 15 seconds by the base of the third climb. Held the pace over the last two climbs, but wasn't able to pull any time back.
Despite missing the hour yet again, I'm pretty happy with this one.