Now that the official times have been posted, I do have some regrets that I gave up. I see that many of the 50K racers took considerably longer than the allowed time limit. So I would likely have made it even if I had just continued to walk. But it is easy to forget how totally exhausted I was at the time. It took me over 7 hours just to do the first 20 miles.
I will do another 50K soon, but not one with steep hilly trails covered with deep unpacked snow.
However, it was a beautiful day and a gorgeous trail. I did enjoy it in spite of the terrible conditions.
My friend Lisa met me and we went out to lunch and had a great visit.