I got boxed in way far back at the start. I mean, pace was around 9:30 about 1 minute into the race. However, this seems to work really well for me. Once things started to open up, I steadily passed a lot of runners. I was only passed by one runner at mile 9 or so, and he FLEW by. But I was able to catch and pass some decent runners. More importantly, I latched onto 6:40 pace early on and never slowed down, AND it never felt strained. HR steady at 154-156 until the last mile or so, where I picked up the pace to about 6:25.
No PR today, but good result 4 weeks out from TCM. Skechers GoRun Razor 3’s are very nice! I felt like I could’ve sustained 6:40 for 20 miles or more today.