Sunday: 27.2 miles with marathon in 2:18:52. Cold, windy, rainy, deep puddles. 5k splits: 16:41, 16:18, 16:07, 16:30, 16:40, 16:46, 16:15, 16:09. Felt like absolute crap at the mile and I was expecting to see 5:15ish for the split but it was 5:34. As soon as I saw that, I was expecting to run terribly. Slowly moved my way up and caught Mike Reneau, Fernando Cabada, Sergio Reyes and two rabbits a little under 5 miles. Ran with them a while, took the lead once or twice and then got dropped by Cabada, a rabbit and Reyes shortly after halfway. Fell back 5-10s, caught back up and then ran with Sergio with Cabada and the rabbit dropping out shortly after 15. Ran side-by-side with Sergio with a small lead over him here and there. Left him for good at 22. Was expecting to hit the wall but never did. Really pleased with the performance and felt like this could have been under 2:15 with ideal weather. Didn't feel good until 10+ miles. Left IT band was really tight around halfway and I wasn't sure how it would go. It got really, really tight, along with my left calf, the last mile, so I backed off. Don't know how I pulled this off with the effort level I used. After the race, I was gimping around because it was so painful.