So the course this past weekend would have suited this very well, it was dry and hard pack. I've been talking to some people and since there are 2 races this upcoming weekend around here, I'll be taking these and the muds with me. Since my tubies aren't up and running, I need some choices. If the weather holds and it stays dry then at the very least I will run this on the rear and continue having the mud up front for some traction. Not that this is going to make a huge difference to where I finish, but now that I have the first 2 races out of the year, and I'm slowly getting the kinks worked out I'll do better. I really need to work on my starts and barriers, since they are the keys to the race.
Injury note: My hips and quads are killing me. I have been running lately, but I guess it wasn't enough. Shins don't hurt, just the hip joints.