I ran the first four hours at a faster pace, staying below 12 min/mile, but something caught up with me, and I dramatically slowed down for a few miles in the second loop when my left ankle started acting up. I picked up the pace again for the last 4-5 miles along the lake shore, finishing in 6:25, a 50k PR.
Not much more to say this time around, it was very much a long effort to build up to the MUC and Lake Sonoma as well a personal 50k time trial, and I've run here too many times to say much new about the course. It was warm, peaceful, and a good mix of hills and flat sections, trail and pavement. The guns were firing, the lake was toxic, good food/beer at the end, so all's good.