This was not a long run, but it was fun, because trail conditions were horrendous and there was rain, sleet and lightning. Good times.
It might occur to a reader that I make things tough on myself with late starts, but there is a part of me that likes the weather that the afternoon brings. And the mud is the product of 3 week's (?) worth of rain.
This is the trail:
At this point I was waiting under a pine tree for the rain and -- more important -- the lightning to subside. It was striking a couple of miles down the canyon in the direction I was running.
Distance was 6.46 miles, time 1:52:50 (moving 1:36:35), avg. pace 17:27, moving pace 14:57, max pace 6:28 min/mi, elevation gain/loss 1,463 feet.