XC Ski race (North American Vasa - ska) 3:59:00  47.0 km (5:05 / km)
Vasa "50K" ski marathon, but it's really only about 47K from what I can tell (since the 42K marker is right after the "5K to go" sign" and that the last K marker is 46)
The plan was to go out slow and then speed up if I felt good. The first 10K was SLOW because it was really cold (about 5F) but it started to warm up pretty quickly after that and we started to get better glide. I got passed by Fran, who never beats me, about 8k in, but I ended up passing her back like she was standing still about 10K later. She was doing the 27K anyway, so can't really compare.
About 30K in, I felt pretty good and decided that I should try to push it a bit more. Unfortunately, this is approximately when I realized something was going awry in my left boot. I tried to stop and pull up my sock, but it didn't help. When I got to the finish, I found that the fabric of my insole was starting to separate and rolled up exactly where the blister was. So, new insoles it will be.
Overall, I ended up good and tired, even if I wasn't too happy with my time. Seems pretty slow considering the snow was only slow for the first bit. This was my longest skate race to date (breaking last week's record of 40K)