Despite botching my warm-up (didn't get more than about a 30 second jog in, and making more than one trip to the porta-pot line), and there being a pretty big hill through the UMASS campus at mile 3, I managed to race my 10K PR (42:29, which is a 6:50 pace) by a good 30 seconds. Weather was perfect and the course was fair and familiar (mile 4-5 goes down past Puffers Pond, where I do open-water lap swims in the summer months). It was especially nice to have that final mile feel smooth and strong. This was the second race in a row where I've felt really good for the long surge in to the finish.
full results here