So I came down with a cold Monday afternoon (great timing). I took Tue & Wed off of exercising. I ran 2 miles on the treadmill on Thursday to see how it felt, figuring that I'd make the go/no-go call on the race Friday. The run felt fine and I felt even better Friday so I went for it.
The cold was gone but I had my worst race ever and finished the Baker Lake 50K in 6:37:20. That's a 12:46 average pace.
I'm too tired and sore to get into it tonight. More tomorrow hopefully.