Ran the single track at Rayburn this morning in cold but comfortable temps (25deg). Steady was the name of this game and didn't push the knee at all. Just wanted to get an hour in a see how it held up. Ended up going 1:01 and 7 miles with little to no pain at all. The knee throbbed a bit when I got in the car, but other than that no issues.
Picked up a camera yesterday, a Nikon Coolpix for 35 beans. A little heavier than I had wished but it will do the trick for pics on the trails.
Always wanted to run this race. Maybe this is the year. Lottery opens tomorrow.