This morning I ran the Paine to Pain course check - the actual trail half marathon is next weekend. It seemed as if there were fewer runners doing the preview this year. That was unfortunate because the weather was fantastic (and last year the weather was notable for the unusually high humidity).
The trail system was great. The run began at the Leatherstocking trail head, which is about 3/4 of a mile from the actual start of the race (at the New Rochelle High School). I enjoyed the course very much - especially since most of it is literally steps away from the roads I run on every week! It's truly a hidden gem.
It took me, including a few stops, just over 2:13 to complete the course. As we discovered last year, some trail pixies affixed Paine to Paine magnets to our cars :D
Can't wait for the actual event next Sunday! As always, if you're at the race - say hello :D