2011 has gotten off to a muddy start. I've participated in 2 trail races...both of those runs were in less than optimal conditions. Downpours for the first made the hills and rock gardens treacherous and painful. The 2nd race there was a freak late March snow event...an inch or so of snow, muddy trails and slick wooden bridges. Tomorrow is the first mountain bike race...rain all day today. 13 hours on the trails...time to embrace the mud.