So, just got back to Reno after spending a long day in Cool, CA. Race was fun! With 5 miles to go (29 mile mark - course is actually 34.2 miles) I was 3+ mins behind the leader and poured it on until I saw him with about 2 miles to go. Ran out of real estate... He won in 4:54 and I was second in 4:55.
Darren ran this race last year in 6:14. This year...he came in 5:38 in 8th place! Not bad when you can lop over 1 min per mile off your pace!
Beautiful day, warming into the sunny upper 60s. Challenging course with 6,000 ft of climb.