This was my third time out on this trail, and every time the rocks are worse than I expect. I ran clockwise starting from Cedar Breaks Park starting just after 6am. In retrospect, it would have been much better to go counterclockwise, as the first 8 miles or so are mostly fairly shaded, and I left the most exposed part, the dam, for the end when it was the hottest out. That first section is also the rockiest, so I felt like I was playing catch up on my pacing once I got to Tejas Park. This was a bit of a last minute decision to run so my nutrition was not on point, I just carried 2 handheld bottles with Nuun and loaded up on fluids before & after the run.
4h 20m 56s