COMMENTS: Steady pace on slightly rolling course. Splits:
6:43, 7:06 (uphill), 7:02, 6:46, 6:41, 7:50 (6:32 pace). Nice negative splits. Bottom of right foot was warm -- shoes too tight? No blister. Happy with outcome. Could probably have pushed the pace a little more; will learn with more racing in 2005. Perfect morning to race.