Run - Trail long (E2E) 3:30:00  26.0 km (8:05 / km) +750m 7:04 / km
shoes: 340 ORoc 2011
Clear & cold to start. 13F. Unbroken trail, with ice laden branches arching everywhere made route finding tough until it got light. Snowy slopes kept the pace down, though I never felt the rest of the group (11 total) was being held up behind me. Picked up Brad at Gulf & Stu & Bill north of Hopkins for a moving total of 14. I led the group most of the way, occasionally passed by a couple folks that would invariably miss a turn. I only ran a third of the trail today, going as far as the lake, then backtracking with Brad to the house where we grabbed the van and proceeded to move vehicles around..
Felt surprisingly good the entire time which I guess bodes well for next weekend given that I haven't run any distance this fall.. Clothing was spot on, though I hope for milder conditions next week. May run with both ORocs & Hokas, wearing one and carrying the other as appropriate. Wasn't able to conscript anyone to join me next weekend.