I ran in my first 5k yesterday. Official finish time 25:10.5. 41st overall, 2nd in my age bracket. Fastest time of the day was somewhere in the 17 minute range. People are fast! I always thought that the hard part about running outside would be pacing, but having a whole bunch of other people around you to pace off of makes it a lot easier. If I were 1 minute faster, I would have won a chocolate bunny! C'est la vie.
To be honest, I only ran this race because I won a free entry from ColoradoSpringsGiveaways.com. But, based on my experience, I'm certainly going to keep an open mind for future events! I had a great time!