The course was a little long this year. From everyone I talked to, it was about a tenth of a mile too long. I still managed to break 20 minutes in the "official 5k" time but I would have killed it if the course was accurate. I'll still take it though. Holding a 6:11 pace for all of it was pretty cool.
I went out in third place and was running with them for a little bit. I saw a 5:30 at one point and knew I had to slow down otherwise I was going to die. I thought a couple people were going to overtake me but I held third and even extended the lead as the kilometers ticked by. It was a very cold race. Tights had to be worn for the first time of the year but the legs held up admirably.