As for the race, it was much harder than I was prepared for. I felt really strong through 27 miles (just over 5 hours to get to that point), but a tough 5 mile climb took a lot out of me and I struggled to muster enough energy to run for more than a few minutes at a time after that.
Finished in 12:22. Was hoping to break 12 hours but I really just wanted to finish since this was my first 50 miler. Looking forward to my next race (and being able to walk)