The short version:
Second 50k attempt. First 50k completion!!
Mt. Cheaha 50k, ~31 miles, 7000 ft elevation gain, several creek crossings (one with a rope assist), one crazy climb/scramble. I figured I could make it in 8:30, maybe 8:00 if the stars aligned and everything was perfect. Tons of rain in the days before the race made for really wet conditions. Despite the wet sloppy conditions, fast felt easy and I completely surprised myself with a 7:34 finish (unofficial, I saw 7:33:XX as I crossed).
The really really long version is posted in the Trailer Trash forum:
Cheaha 50k race report
Any advice from the experienced on how to avoid lower GI issues would be greatly appreciated.
Mt Cheaha 50k 2/23/2013: 7:34 :D
Lake Martin 50; 27 miles: 5:29:07
Run For Kids 50k, Birmingham, 5/4/2013: 6:26:33 Woot!