i've been preparing for sunday's 17k xterra trail race, mentally going back to my training run at crystal cove a few weeks back, when lo and behold i get an e-mail from the event organizer notifying that they've approved a new course for the upcoming race! WTF.
not only does the new course not traverse the same roads (based on the last 4 years) we ran, but it doesn't even go in the same direction! oh well, so much for advance planning. now it will be tough to figure out when to attack, not knowing the trails and the degree of the inclines as such.
but we will have fun regardless!