Hey Trail Ducks and Amphibian-wannabees,

If you crave the wetter weather, then today is your day. The forecast is calling for a bit of precip, especially in the evening time. So far this year we have been dealing with mostly dry conditions on the trail. Tonight, not so much. Well, like you’ve heard me say before “The more shit you run through, the less shit will affect you.” There’s quite a bit of truth to that mantra, especially if you are training for an upcoming event (BTW, waddling around your neighborhood with your fam/friends after that second piece of pie on Thanksgiving is NOT considered an event)! I believe as a community (trail community, that is) we trail dogs take pride in facing adversity whether it be mud, heat, frigid cold, or, yes, wetness coming from the sky above. When we deal with adversity on the trail it makes us stronger. And just to add, these types of runs are usually epic. So, that being said…I’ll c U out there.

BTW, temp outside my house in Derwood is currently 42. Weather guy said temps will rise throughout the day and we will be at 51 at run time.

OK, announcements, then details:

WINTER TRAIL PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Sign up here https://mcrrc.org/training-program/winter-trail-program/Its filling up!

Merch! Merch! Merch! – get it while it lasts! We got Muddy Shoes Baseball Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and Reusable, collapsible cups ($5). Do your holiday shopping early…or just treat yourself! See Coach Phil or Coach Mike C.

Donations! –Thanks to recent donations we were able to purchase a brush cutting attachment for the Muddy Shoes weed-wacker and Coach Phil bought a Ferrari. Keep the donations coming. Muchly appreciated! Paypal – pepstein1@verizon.net

Details, details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 21 November 2023

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Counter-Clockwise (Lower Trail first) For newbies, the trailhead is to the right of the backstop (Go to back parking lot on right side of school.) Take this connector trail ~.15 miles to intersection with main trail and go right.

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without.

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.



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