I headed into this 18 mile tuneup race with the goal of holding MAF pace for the duration. It turned out that I held MAF for the first 2 loops of the 3 loop Central Park 6 mile course. The last loop I pushed the pace over MAF to finish. Now I’m able to comfortable register for the upcoming Steamtown Marathon a few weeks away. Post Ironman Kalmar I wanted to test my remaining fitness into a standalone marathon.