Running (dirt) race 1:01:11  6.18 km (9:54 / km) +59m 9:27 / km
ahr:155 max:168 slept:6.0 shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Swamp Creek Stomp Trail Race, purported to be 5km. Because of yesterday's heavy rains the normal course was rerouted (and maybe not remeasured?); there was also a 10km that did the same course, twice. Temperature was about 40 at the start, and the sun peeked out later.
The 10km runners started first, so by the time we got to the first muddy area it was well tracked and potentially shoe-sucking. :-) I was happy to be wearing my new O shoes which had worked well for me the past two weekends, in the snow. In fact, the mud was as hard to slog through as the snow had been, but there were drier sections too. Passed several people there early on and a few others picking their way through muddy spots (and a young woman who had already lost a shoe in the mud). The two women I traded places with most often during the race (there was also a pair of younger girls I flip-flopped with) both passed me in the last 1-1.5 km and finished a minute or two ahead.
There were a number of stream crossings, too, with water levels not more than about 6" deep, but some involved ropes either going down or up the slope...not so much because they were steep but because they were so muddy/slippery. Once the feet got wet they stayed wet.
But I was the only woman 60 or older so I won a medal. :-) My time was better than a couple of the 45-49 year olds (but none of the 50-59s). About 87th out of maybe 110? Glen was an awesome 6th overall(!) and first M60+.