Quick Ride in the Morning

For the last month I have been hitting the dirt before going to work. I have a short 9.1 mile course that is a mix of road, fire road and single track.Since I am limited to this course for those morning rides, I try either ride it clean or fast as I can. Yesterday I rode my fastest time, 43:25 that was and avg 12.6 mph. I hope to be able to claim a couple more seconds off that time.