Never checked the time, headed out for a warmup and got back just seconds after the start. Just turned around at the start line and started last without stopping. Steadily passed for the entire race. Got tough halfway through, then got easier. I had picked up someone at the spillway who hung with me to the 2 mile mark. I was doing my breathing thing, and this guy was breathing too. It probably sounded pretty ridiculous between the two of us. The last mile, I only passed two or three people, but the gaps were long and I passed with conviction. Crossed a couple seconds after 25:00. Ran the cooldown by myself. Good to see familiar faces and shake familiar hands.