"The next time" refers to next year's Robie Creek. Would I do it again? Even a week ago (before the race), I would have said no. Primarily because signing up was such a pain in the you-know-where.
But having run it, I can truthfully say I wouldn't mind doing it again. (If I were able to get signed up.) At the very least, I have a lot of room for improvement in my time!
I've already come up with a plan of how to run the race more successfully.
I would run the first seven or so miles like a 12K. Meaning faster than I did, obviously.
Then, when I got to the point where I had no choice but to walk, I would have an opportunity to rest a bit as well.
Finally, I would run the final downhill miles just as I did last week—as fast as I could.
I would also eliminate picture taking during the race this time around.
I should be able to shave at least a few minutes off my time this way.