8:15 and 13th overall. 9,400 feet of climb.
Felt super weak and tired from the start. Decided to settle in right away into a sustainable, consistent pace. Finished the first 25 mile lap in 3:35, changed shoes and socks and decided that I'd head back out for the second lap with the goal of preserving my body by taking it easy. My lethargy turned into dizziness and stomach cramps. The aid stations had virtually nothing edible and I had forgotten to grab more efs at the halfway point, so my last 25 miles were fueled by cheap, dry chocolate chip cookies. I got to run with brownie for a while but he was on a mission to perform well and didn't have time to wallow through the course with me. I haven't felt as badly as I did yesterday in a long time. It was good mental training. The one great thing is that I feel virtually no negative physical effects today from the race (other than some kicking sunburn) and will likely get out for a run today.
Thanks much to GZ for allowing Shaun and me to stay at his cabin; super comfy place and we managed not to burn it down before he got there.
Great to meet, see, and otherwise hang out with several folks post race. That was the best part of the day by far!