Felt pretty good today. The training in Beaman and Shelby paid off. I tried to run an even pace, but the long uphill from miles 2.5 through 4 hurt. I passed Phil around mile 4 and ran the rest of the race like he was on my heels. I passed a few others in the last mile. I had a decent kick over the last quarter mile because I'd covered that in my warm-up. Overall, it was a good race for my first one since October 2013.