Bart, sounds like you have some good things to take from this race. That’s quite a solid PR you got in much less than ideal conditions and after going out too fast. Based on that time, those conditions and that starting pace, I’d say you’re well on target for a sub-1:30 at Mardi Gras with a good race plan. That is assuming the conditions are better and the course is comparable.
Hey, look at it this way. I bet it wasn’t snowing this morning when you were on your way to work. 😉