Overall a great day at Mohican. Temps were great at mid 50s and the leaves haven't fully dropped yet so there was plenty of shade. Starting about 10am wasn't ideal but I jumped at the change to go after this course again. My goal going into this was to break 3 hours so missing it by less than 2 seconds per mile is a bit of a downer (although I ran 14 of the 22 miles faster today than 6 weeks ago). A lot went well today but I did have a few hiccups. First I wore my vest which I haven't worn in well over a year which holds two 17oz bottles. I noticed mid way through mile 2 that one of the bottles was leaking so I finished that one by mile 5 and nursed the second until I realized it was gone about mile 14. Thankfully the temps kept me from getting fried. I also only had two gels as I left two sitting on my passenger seat. Also, today was a cool (but not cold) Friday with plenty of sun which was perfect for mountain biking. I was usually able to keep momentum but I passed about 30 MTBers today which was a little frustrating at times especially when I needed to stop completely to let them pass. Thankfully with the leaves and general debris on the trail I could hear them coming before I could see them. All in all, it was a beautiful fall day to run for 3 hours on the trails.
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