Soggy conditions underfoot this morning - but I love running in this weather - if I am wearing enough clothes. I thought today I was wearing too much, by the time I was done. I was soaked from head to foot and mud socks were in full effect also.
I went clockwise and wanted to get after it - but was actually feeling a little sluggish throughout much of the run. I think that is likely a result of a lot of miles under the belt in the last few weeks. Conditions probably slowed me down a little bit too - but not too much.
Stream crossings were much higher than I have seen before, one was even an inch over a bridge. Fortunately the trails are mostly sand and granite - rather than mud - so not a lot of sticking to the bottom of the shoes.
60:53 to the half way point, which is faster than I have done before, but in order to PR an overall fastest time I needed to be under 60 minutes. I had some good reserves in the tank though and pushed the second half and finished with a 1:53:55.
That's a new clockwise PR - about 4 minutes faster than my previous best, and 65 seconds off an overall PR. So I am happy with the effort and the result.