I have been running for 13 months and I am running my first ultra in 11 days!! I am pretty nervous, but I trust the training. I have lost 60lbs over the past couple of years and after being injured in the line of duty as a firefighter my Drs are shocked that I can run at all The Finger Lakes 50s were calling my name. Next year I will to the 50miler to qualify for the WS100. This year it's the 50k (actually 32.9miles). Any last minute tips would be helpful. I am new to this forum.
Welcome to ultra trail running. It's normal to be a little nervous since you are tackling a new distance and are out of your comfort zone. It's such a cliché, but forget about any time goals. Your goal for your first ultra should be to finish, nothing else. Just go out there and enjoy a new kind of race. Other advice, start slow and walk all the uphills. If you run the downhills, be careful not to run too fast or you'll blow out your quads. Finally, don't be afraid to walk. Even the top ultrarunners powerwalk some. Once you finish that 50k, then continue to ramp up those long training runs and you're on your way to 50 and 100 mile finishes.