after such tough winter conditions for the first 3 races, we got to run the 25k - the 4th and final race of the 2014 boston buildup winter series - in practically balmy conditions. i ran in shorts, something i haven't done in months. with all the snow on the ground it felt surreal :D
as for the race itself, i was very happy with my 1:58:50 (1:58:53 official), 7:39 pace. it was well under my target of a sub-2:00 finish! that goal was really a stretch because i had hoped to run 7:50 miles (roughly 2:01 finish) and found myself running 7:30 miles. i was able to hold that pace for 13 miles before my pace flagged into the 7:50's. to say my performance was a surprise would be a tremendous understatement (especially since it was well under my 2:10:29 from 2013)!
i'll post a short race report in the next day or so.
here are the race results from clubct.