It has been an almost perfect day today. I ran the 10k in something like 65 minutes. I learned that when the course description says "six challenging hills" it really means rolling hills throughout with one or two ass-kickers. Actually I felt great until about the 5.5 mile mark. I was at the back of the main pack, for sure. But I wasn't even close to last. Overall, I feel this was a successful day for me.