I looked at my previous times for the Regis 50K and my best time was last year, 6:23. So my goal for today was to beat 6:23. And guess what? I beat it by one hour and 4 minutes!!!
One peculiar fact: During the entire race I did not have any solid food, just a few sips of Mountain Dew and Coke. I had my usual breakfast (1000 calories, consisting of eggs, salad, cheese, nuts – very low carbs) and that was enough to hold me for the entire race. I was not even hungry when I was done (but still ate the traditional chili soup). There is something (good) to be said about low-carb nutrition and ultra-running.