Went out a little too fast (5:15!) and then got boxed a little in the first turn, even though I tried to set myself up to get through it.
I was glad I was prepared for the slight uphill at mile two--it was nice to be prepared to pass some people there, although I nearly paid for it in the second half of the last mile...I could feel the bile rising.
Melissa came out to support--saw her at the start, at 1.2 (when I was feeling good), and again at 3 (when I was feeling not so good).
Overall, a good race. Other than the start, there isn't anything I can think of to do differently, and I don't feel like I could have run more than a second or two faster. The goal for this race was 22 flat, so 21:30 feels like quite an accomplishment.