This started off the new year right w/ a 19 second PR of 24:06; not the sub 24:00 I wanted, but getting closer! This was good enough for 2nd place in my age group.  I was among the top 25 females to finish (23rd) which is crazy! I got 88th overall of 734 runners male/female (can't believe that either!)! I am beyond stoked! It rained, the wind whipped, then sun came out & it got HOT during the uphill part of 2nd mile which is where I lost a bit of my mojo & probably what cost me the sub 24 & I didn't get it back till the last 1/2 mile! My split at the half was 11:58 so I ran a pretty consistent race overall.