Finally the NipMuck trail marathon was here. I outlined my goals in last week's log and was ready to get to work. Met up with Jonny in Hope Valley at 5:45 AM and we drove together to the race, talking race strategy and whatnot. By the time we arrived the rain was a steady drizzle and any hopes of a precipitation-free race vanished. After picking up our bibs we hunkered down in Jonny's car to get ready while avoiding the rain.