The race itself was a blast and we had quite pleasant running conditions for this time of the year. The front pack was very quick out of the gate and I used my Garmin 405 to keep my pace under control. I usually wouldn't wear the Garmin in that type of race but it was to my advantage not to go out too hard and hurt even worse the last 3/4 mile. Funny thing, I would have won the race last year with the time I ran and this year ended up 6th overall and second in my age group. Nice to get the rust off and prepare for the 10k next Saturday in Minneapolis.
Totals: 9 miles with warm up, warm down and race.