A new PR by 5min! Overall felt great afterwards, the best after any marathon so far! Goal time was 2:45 and I was able to beat that by over 3 minutes.
Splits: 1-6:09, 2-6:04, 3-5:58, 4-5:57, 5-5:57, 6-6:00, 7-6:00, 8-5:58, 9-6:11, 10-6:10, 11-6:21, 12-6:10, 13-6:17, 14-6:09, 15-6:29, 16-6:14, 17-6:19, 18-5:55, 19-6:06, 20-6:10, 21-6:11, 22-6:00, 23-5:40, 24-6:11, 25-6:33, 26-6:32, 0.2-2:04 (0.34M on my GPS).
This course is probably the best I have ran so far. I saw Paul P. and his friends at the start and I was able to hook up with a few guys for the first 14 miles (thanks Ted and James) which really helped. The first half felt very easy and controlled, running great. At 14M we hit the hill and I decided to push the pace up and charged up hoping that Ted and James would come along. I ran pretty easy through mile 18, then came the new real downhill and let it out again and caught Logan at aroun 18.5M. I ran well through the rest of canyon and let it out again for mile 23 (wasn't expecting a 5:40, but I will take it). At 24M hit the parkway and slowed due to the heat, flat and crowd (trying to bust through the walkers during this section kind of sucked). Turned onto Grant and could see the finish and started to speed up. Saved a kick for when my GPS ticked off 26M and then pushed with what I had left at about a 6:09 pace).