In heindsight I did reasonably well, but failed to run a super fast time. I think my biggest mistake was letting the lead pack get too far in front early. Check out the highlight reel to see what I mean.
From there it was pretty much back and forth, passing, getting passed...kind of a messy race.
I finished up in 15:47. Not as fast I hoped but still pretty solid. My key takeaways are that I need to solidify a better strategy before the race starts and I need to stay consistent with my long training runs.
I'm not sure what my next race is. I have some planning to do.