Grea race I got what I asked for Hills pain and the state of Missouri. The weather wasn't the best 53 deg rain and 14mph wind. I learned from this race that while its not a bad idea to use the pace group I must make sure to check early on what they are doing. My pacer ran the first 5k in 25 minuts while we were shooting for 22.30 then he started running a 6:55-7:15 pace through steep down town hills. I know I should just fight the hills and the wind and get under 3:30 some how on my own. After leaving the pace group I felt the benifit of the high mileage. I was able to keep an even pace through all the hills and wind to the finish line. Heart rate stayed between 150-160 for 7:15-7:45 pace and I didn't want to push any harder since I was to far behind for a greate time.