It was hot and sunny, which I usually like. But -- I forgot my hat, I made a dumb decision to not bring along my CamelBak, and the Saucony shoes I *hate* made my feet hurt within the first quarter-mile. (I don't know why I keep wearing them.) I kinda wanted to quit halfway through the course.
This park is pretty open, so there was not much route choice to speak of. I was toward the bottom of the pack results-wise, but I didn't do anything disastrous and I was the
second of four
third of five female finishers (someone was missing from the results). This was definitely a runner's course, and I had no "oomph" whatsoever.