Very happy with how today turned out! Was in a very good mood because there were so many IXC people on the starting line with me and I saw lots of friendly faces throughout the race. Felt good and the weather was pretty perfect for racing. Tried to hang with the 7:13 pacer as long as I could. Things got tricky around 9 miles but hey, I expected that. Enjoyed watching everyone else run and all the goodies after the race. Very glad I participated today!