We started just a few minutes late because they were getting one of the last road closures taken care of, but it was just a few minutes.
The first mile was very smooth - it was pretty fast and forgiving with a few short uphills. My legs felt way better than I thought they would and I hit the midway point on PR pace somehow. WHAT?!?! As I came up towards mile 2, you hit a long gradual uphill and a few turns that slowed down my pace bit in the final mile which gave me a finishing time about 2 minutes off of my PR, but I was totally ok with that.
Yes, I wish I would have been able to hold on to PR pace, but I was very pleased with how good I felt. After crossing the finish line, I went back to about the mile 3 marker and cheered on Mom, Dad, and other friends that ran today.