AM- very nice run with Justin and Barry at Dupont State Forest. It's a wonderful place to run- relatively hilly, nice mix of singletrack, doubletrack, and gravel road, all with a little water mixed in and 99% runnable. Good weather, too- 30 deg at the start, 50 at the finish- only drank 40-50 oz of water, which I would often drink in about an hour in the summer. What a great day running with some good guys. Finished with just over 20.5 miles in 3:21 running time, 3600 ft climbing. That's one very nice thing about SC- the trails are more or less passable and generally snow-free year round. We did have a little excitement on the way home when one deer went running full speed right in front of our car, and another one just about T-boned us. He somehow stopped just in time.
Came home to watch the end of the Western States lottery. I was among the 85% of entrants who did not get drawn. Looks like I'll have to plan my schedule for next year now. I wanted to do some good, competitive races. With WS out, I'll likely fly to San Fran in a year for TNF 50. We'll see- still a long ways out.