Its been forever since I posted on here, I've been getting lazy and just going to the caf after running haha, but i'm starting up again. I ran into Coach Murphy at the starting line which was really cool! To give an idea of what shape i'm in I ran 17:08 at this race my senior year the week after running my pr 16:20 5k, so I could probably run under 16:00 on a fast course or track right now. Also it was a lot colder and it snowed a ton last night and it was clear and warmer last time. So I started out in 3rd behind a high schooler and another guy, the first mile and a half is all uphill but I worked my up to the front by the end of the first mile and mantained it until the last hill where a guy (I think daven) caught me and started gapping me. I wasn't feeling great and didn't want to go into oxygen debt so I let him go a little. When we got to the top and turned down I started feeling really good and picked it up, I'm assuming he did too because for the next mile I mostly just maintained the gap. With 1200m to go I started kicking up the only hill in the 2nd half of the course, I still wasn't getting much closer by the time we got to the top and started heading down the final half mile straightaway. I started my kick there because I knew I needed everything if I was going to catch this guy, I kept picking it up and caught him with about 200 left, he was still kicking pretty hard after I passed him so I turned it up another gear to make sure I stayed ahead. After the race I did 4 more miles 2.5 on the treadmill and ran 1.5 home. It felt good to finally win this one!