3/14 Edit: Out here in California the night before WTC and I just talked to Julie. I learned the complete story to the changing of the WTC course and now admit that it was the right thing to do! Apparently the race originally was the "new" course and the full 50K but at some point, a person marking the course mistakenly turned the course off the road earlier than he was supposed to, and that become the official course. So not only was Julie making the course the right length, but she was also staying with tradition by restoring the original.
The shortest month is over, and here are the final stats:
28 Runs = 37:15:00/273 miles
15 Walks = 8:07:00/31 miles
Total: 45:22:00/304 miles
Other Workouts = 7:15:00 (lifting and yoga)
Overall, a very good month with the exception of a strained Glute muscle the last week which curtailed my running and caused me to start my WTC taper earlier than planned. The mileage was about as much as I ever do (70mpw avg for month) and I also got several race-specific quality workouts in. As for WTC, I'm not ready to set any records, but should be able to at least qualify for WS by getting top 3. Speaking of records, whoever wins WTC will set a new "record" just because they decided to alter the course. I feel bad for both this year's winner and Uli, because Uli's record would have stood for a long, long time otherwise.