The weather was absolutely gross. It was cold and raining. You never get comfortable when it's 40F and raining. More clothes don't help, they just get cold and wet, too.
The course was extremely slippery and muddy. I ran the downhills like a timid school girl. There was just no traction. If the conditions are like this in two weeks, it will definitely slow down the times.
Even though it was cold, wet, muddy, slippery, difficult, and exhausting, it was still fun. I was smiling most of the time. I guess boys never do outgrow enjoying playing in the mud.