4 miles super easy in 32:04 with 820ft of elevation gain. I feel quite good, every cylinder seems to be firing. We'll see how I do with a 12 hour/ 2 plane travel starting at 3:30am with a 7 month old and 2-1/2 year old.
Any pace plans I had are forgotten with the forecast for Saturday, 45 and raining at race start, so muddy is a possibility. I only have one pair of trail shoes and they suck so I'll go with my Lunar Trainers. There is also a last minute entry of a guy, DeWayne Satterfield, who has run 6:00 for 50 miles and is on the Inov-8 team. I'll sit back and try to hold on to him and maybe learn a thing or two.