Last 9 miles of the mdi marathon course, was a good one. At the start Rob had broken away on a much faster pace, which allowed Jeff to have a nice lead, Eric and I took off “comfortably” with the plan to take the hills as they come and don’t push the pace. Well after clicking off 6:30 consistently things weren’t changing. We just felt good and rolled right along. Put the gas on for sure during that last mile. At that point I need to re-fuel and just focus up for the last two legs..no small talk..see leg 6 for more…2nd fastest time out of the 14 teams.