M5! 5th place in 17:36. Tough conditions with sloppy snow and mud early and heavy heat through the day. I am pumped!
1st 4:02. First race in 6 months! 6 mins faster than last year on a slightly shorter course.
Felt great to race again. No focal pains during the race, just general soreness. I ran faster on the climbs than last year but ran slower on the descents. Got to do some actually racing with Alex pushing the race pace after mile 13. The lead was exchanged 4 times with the final exchange 4 miles from the finish. Happy to be feeling healthy.