I loved the course. Flat and fast. I like the small rolling hills towards the middle of race. The 5 mile out and back at mile 50 was horrible. Special needs on this crazy out and back was not a good idea. Riders were looking for smooth road, headed straight at eachother, all while trying to pick up special needs.
My plan was to drink a bottle of perform between each aid station, drink water as much as possible and take in a bonkbar every other aid station. I followed this plan until special needs, then skipped the bonkbar and had a get instead. I normally used the water to cool my body. My HR was doing great, but I was getting hot.