Free "race" that I decided to run at the last minute and got to see a couple of friends. I approached it like an MP training run. I'm pleased with my pacing in a simulated race environment. In a race I invest in, with money and emotionally, I tend to go out too fast but that wasn't a problem with this event. My goal was 28:00 so I beat it by a second with a little kick at the end! On my own I think I would have been closer to my current MP, about 9:30, instead of my pie-in-the-sky goal of sub 9:09, to break 4 hours. All but one of my MP runs the last year have been slower.