What a fun and challenging race course! I went in with a plan, executed it fairly well, and left with a result that I’m proud of. You can’t really ask for much more than that.
Miles seven through 12 felt like an eternity for some reason. I was still holding a solid pace below 8:00/mile, but I wasn’t spotting any of the mile markers along the course. They weren’t very noticeable. Black signs off to the side with white lettering. Around half way I got a bump of energy knowing I was halfway done. It lasted until Mile 15 when everything went south.