A PR is a PR, and that is plenty to be excited about.
10k Split: 42:12
Half Split: 1:31:40
20 Mile Split: 2:24:20
So, it is pretty obvious that I went out way beyond my abilities. When there is a 6 minute difference between my first 10k and my last 10k,... yeah, that's not good. So, there is much work to be done with learning paces. Beautiful course. I was worried that this race would be like Charleston, where you have 5 miles of scenery, and 21 miles of industrial wasteland. Not the case. Oak hammocks and lakes throughout. 97% humidity, and the early miles were like ice skating. Also, very flat. You have one overpass @ mile 2, and on the way back @ mile 25. The Hokas did their job. My legs feel the best they ever have after a race. I ran the whole race behind a guy named "Brandon" who I guess is like a local celebrity, because he had fans everywhere on the course screaming for him. I passed him in the last 5k somewhere. The finish festival was great, and I ate all of the Cajun stuff I could get my hands on. I felt a little bad for the excellent band that was playing. They were yelling for everyone to raise their hands and stomp their feet, but most people could not. They were a really good band. Anyhow, congrats to all of the other FRB folks that raced today. I'll catch up on everything when I get back home Tuesday.