Update: Full RUNDown of this race is here.
I have lots of pictures and will be writing up a full race report, but it may take a while.
Meanwhile the upshot:
My first trail marathon! In 20 knot winds, rain and mud I ran 27 miles in 4:42 (half split 2:18) and felt fairly strong given the conditions throughout. No official results up yet.
@lee, raegun, detroitrunner: thanks for your comments!
@martha: Yes, it's true they aren't that muddy. Thats because the rain and deep puddles wash the mud off and make the mud less sticky! I realized this during the run...the muddiest trail run would be one that had rain on it hours before but no rain when running it.
Update (day after): Sore a bit today but not too bad....good for skiing tomorrow I think!