big cottonwood owie. back and left hamstring hurting still especially in warm up. tried to run the race (not as a pacer even though I was supposed to). Kept at 7:30 pace and my leg was so bad after the first mile. So tight and burning. got to mile 6 after the two steepest miles and thought maybe now it is safe to pick it up. NOPE 0.23 miles into it (I stopped my garmin when it happened) and I was gaining speed at 7:10 pace my hamstring felt like an elastic pulling until its almost breaking point then flinging back upon itself. So painful it stopped me in my tracks. I pulled over and knew I either get a ride down or hobble down. I chose hobbling after walking to next aide station apparently around the corner. WRapped in coban tightly I ran the race guarded and in pain but I made it. Cheering the whole way as many a runner passed me until I got to the end and I passed many a runner with words of encouragement. So first part was 7:30 pace to 4.5 miles. 9:47 from then until mile 10 (according to Revel results site, pretty cool to see how your pace looks and this is when I stopped on side of road for five minutes and walked) and ended with 8:12 pace for last 5 K. That was sure painful. But I got a runner to hang with me and pick it up. So it was worth it. 1:53:06.