A quick race report. My plan was to start slow. So slow that if I felt like I was working, slow down. This is hard for me because I am used to being up front. I was at the back of the pack for almost 18 miles. I came to the aid station, fueled and relaxed. I reloaded my vest and continued to a long section of climbing and rolling hills. I was feeling good and was able to run the sections that I needed to. At about 30 miles, I had passed a lot of the people that were flying in the beginning. There were sections of the course that I used other runners to help pace me. Running with others helped motivate me at times when I wanted to slow down, especially towards the end of the race. I was also able to help others when they weren't feeling their best. My fueling was good and my legs held up (I did fall twice). The majority of the course was single track and a lot of it was technical. There was a nice cold creek at the finish line that everybody soaked in. I was very happy with my 1st 50 miler. I placed 2nd in my division and 10th overall female!! Again, thanks to Eric and the running we did together to get me ready for this race. My BIG race is this September. So it doesn't look like I will be getting much rest.