Course was good and I really enjoyed riding through Camp Pendleton. I read tons of race reports and must say that most are spot on. You really have to pace yourself the first 30 miles because miles 30-42 are BRUTAL. The last 15 miles are flat but you ride into a head wind that while not difficult, is still enough to mess with you. This part of the race is also difficult because your back and shoulders have had enough of the aero position. You really need to finish strong and stay tucked in because the wind will definitely slow you down.