Finishing time - 26:18
Weather - The rain held off for all but about 20 minutes. It was quasi-near perfect running weather...low 50's during the day and night with somewhat high humidity with overcast skys. Unfortunately the full moon spent the entire night behind the cloud cover (but thats ok, becasue there is less than 7 hours of darkness in Wisconsin in June.)
Race - I met up with two guys, Larry and John, at mile 5 and we all wound up sticking together for the entire race. John only ran the 100K, so he left Larry and I at mile 62 to finish up the hunnert on our own. We flew through the first 62 miles at a 13 minute pace. We both felt great when we headed out for the 38 mile out and back. This ended very quickly as the aid stations at that point only had some bare minimum food...basically we trudged through the entire night on nothing but pretzels, cookies, and chips...not a good way to finish up a race (especially for me as my body doesnt do well on simple sugars that late in the race). We wound up walking most of the last 38 miles becasue we were in a constant state of bonk and just couldn't get our energy levels or calorie intake to where they should be. It was definitely disappointing (we still had a blast though). I had 2 friends who came down from Milwaukee, Meg and Mike, to crew and pace for me. They took turns running with us and driving the crew car. They also both had an absolute blast as this was the first ultra they have ever seen. Mike went and registered to run his first ultra as soon as he got home on Sunday.
Aftermath - I never changed shoes or socks and still managed to only get 1 small blister on my heel. Apparently Drymax socks and Asics Trail Attacks are my winning combination. My achilles is hurting pretty bad which makes it very difficult to walk, but other than that I feel pretty good.