it was a hot, sunny day - not ideal conditions for running a 50k (or 33.33 miles on the 1st day of the pioneer memorial 100 mile trek). i was completely drenched half-way into the first 3.4 mile loop - and never dried off! i missed my 5:00 target by 5 minutes (5:05:21) - but it was good enough for 5th place overall (too many 5's in that sentence!). even though i've done the trek twice in the past, i can't imagine heading back to queens for day two tomorrow ('though a big part of me wants to).
i'll write up a race report. here are the race results.