Nice weather, about 50 deg at the start. Lead pack went out really fast and I started to drop back from them after hitting the singletrack, but I was still going faster than I should have. Felt ok pushing the first lap so went with it, then about 14 or 15 miles in knew it was going to be a struggle to hold on. Slowed down a lot and the last lap was really tough. Not what I wanted out of this race but at least I finished a race in 2012.