Return to the winter grand prix after a 10 year absence.
A tooooooooon of high schoolers were there, but most of the open runners were tuning up for club nationals next weekend so I was one of the few people up front over the age of 20. Race started fast and I was in a bit of oxygen debt but felt comfortable. Was in about 10th at the first turn, but moved up to 3rd about .75 in.
Nick Dejarlais (who is not in HS, but a freshman in college) took 3rd back from me, but we had both lost a ton of ground to the leaders. At the mile the leaders were 5:06/7, Nick was 5:12 and I was 5:15.
Couldn't make up any ground on the second lap, but held of what sounded like a ton of HSers coming from behind. 5:15 for the second mile also. A great result for me, equivalent to 16:52 5k, 4:53 mile. I love this distance and I wish there were more races.