That was one of my worst performances ever.
After a good first mile at about a 7:24 pace everything fell apart and I suffered for the rest of the race. The good thing is that the race is about a mile shorter than advertised according to my Garmin (and several other peoples) which meant there were only 12 miles to suffer through.
No biomechanical problems, just a lack of readiness for the heat which resulted in no energy.
And lots of mud, you wouldn't know it to look at this photo of me approaching the finish line, but Erik shot some great video that proves just how muddy it was. I'll post the video when I get around to editing it.
I wish I could say a good time was had by all but those of us standing above all suffered to some degree. Congrats to Jeff for winning his age group in the 14 miler and to Shauna for finishing 2nd female in the 4 miler.
distance: "14 miles" (13.1 miles)
pace: very slow
place: 43/123 - 35%
Thanks to Jim, Shauna and Danielle for letting me reuse and consolidate their photos.