edit: links to photos added below
So as I mentioned I tapered last week because I had a race this weekend. This was the first in a four race series, a 5K last weekend, a 10K the weekend after TM, a 15K two months after that, and a half-marathon a month after that. Top 10 finishers get points from 10 to 1 and at the end the finishers of all four races have their points tallied, and prizes are given to the top 3.
It was a very challenging, technical course with a 200 ft ascent over only about 300 yards half way through. I did not perform as well as I wanted or as I am capable, but I still finished 5th overall and first in my age group with a time of 20:39. I could definitely tell I have been training for a longer distance. I was tired at the end, but recovered much faster than at my other races.