It was a success! Official time (at least as I was leaving the recovery area) was 1:42:46 (previous PR was from the Honeywagon this year - 1:50:41). And the best part, Pat and I finished with the EXACT same time!! So great to have her pushing me for the last several miles. Thanks Pat!
The quick and dirty goes like this - 1.5 mile warmup to the race start nice and relaxed; stand around and wait...oops; first mile warmup with Steffanie around an 8:39 pace; last 12.1 miles nailed it around a 7:40 pace. WOOT! As you can tell I'm pretty stoked about this. Full marathon here I come. I'll give a full race report when I get home.