I wanted to stick around an 8min pace. I need to work on a slower start to the longer races.
As I got onto the boards, I started to kick the best I could. As I got closer to the finish, I saw my wife, boys and her father waiting there, cheering us on. I saw that my son had made signs to cheer us on, and that was an awesome sight.
1:20:27 (8:00min avg.)