"Got sick with a cold a week prior, with the worst feeling on Sat, the day before the race. Felt good racing, although obviously not 100% due to sickness. The weather was fantastic - warm, 55F at the beginning of the race (according to the thermometer downtown). Should have worn a T-shirt instead of long-sleeved one."
"My first big race, and the number of runners was more of a factor than I anticipated, but it was also the first race during which I've actually enjoyed the running. Previously, I've just been hoping to finish."