"Drizzled before start. Well prepared with 2 trash bags to stay warm and dry until start. Started off in front of Wave B and tuned in to a steady pace by perceived effort. Ran the whole race by perceived effort with mile splits only and no feedback in between. No idea of HR or pace and only listened to how the body was doing. Increased pace at mile 1 and kept effort to a high threshold all the way to the end. Mile 2 and 3 were fast on the downhill. Legs responded well on Cardiac Hill, with pace slightly slower but effort more or less the same. Mile 4 and 5, as usual, were the hardest ones due to hills. Increased pace again after mile 5, now with a torrential rain and windy conditions. I could barely see anything in the heavy rain. It was refreshing though to be soaked. Opened the gas for whatever was left in the tank in the last kilometer and concluded the race with PR on this race course- by only a few seconds, but still it's a PR! An excellent race! The key was to (finally) start not too fast and slowly get to race pace without too much stress in the first mile. It was awesome to run the whole race by perceived effort. I loved the race today! PE: 4, Ex: yes.