If it was a few degrees cooler the mud might have stayed frozen. As it was, it was just cold enough to cause black-ice--we had to take a deture to get to Hagg Lake because a tow truck was blocking the road pulling a truck from the ditch. I drove much slower after that.
Rain earlier in the week made for very muddy sections over much of the course for the Hagg Lake 50k race. I think the footing was as bad as it was in 2007, but at least we enjoyed sunshine rather than driving rain. I made the regretable choice to go with shoes that were lighter but had less traction. Perhaps spikes would have been better. One runner appeared to have golf shoes on.
|near the finish|
|3 good falls and some black-berry bushes|
|done with that|
|did I mention it was muddy?|