AM- Expedition Paris Mtn 10 mile trail race. Nice cool morning to do a beautiful trail race. Saw Barry and Justin at the start, plus a few other fast folks like David Workman who beat me last year at Shut In run. This is the first race I've seen that ran the most technical trail in the park, Hike only Brissy Ridge. Race started decently fast, with a few people ahead of me. After 3 miles, the 5 mile runners turned off, leaving only one runner ahead of me as we went up Sulphur Springs. I caught him just at the top and pushed hard down Kanuga to build a gap on the guys behind me. Then we hit Brissy Ridge and slowed quite a bit with all the root-covered steep ups and downs. I'll admit, though, I struggled less on this steep section than I expected and was able to run almost all of it. I could still see 2 runners within a minute or so of me at the road crossing at the top but I guessed I'd have an advantage the last 3 miles downhill since I know the trail so well. Finished in 1:10, David was 1 min behind, and Barry and Justin were also pretty close. Great morning on a run on a nice race (even had mile markers, rare for a trail race). Ambit put the race at 9 mile and 1400 ft climbing.
I might get out on a run later today- we'll see. I wanted 100+ miles this week but missed 2 runs due to lack of sleep/family.
Update 2 months later- finally did a Race Report compilation, including for this race. It's all on my Greenshortsrunning blog.