well my cold is gone so yay for that. mile wu then raced. it was weird because we barely got our bibs in enough time & the gun start came unexpectedly... planned to stick with hannah for the whole time, & she went out a lot faster than i wanted to. but i stuck with her for the fear of running alone. came through at a 6:37. second mile was decently slower, i knew it would be. hannah dropped back a bit which i was bummed about. fought hard just to stay competitive. the last hill before the finish wasn't my favorite thing ever, but it's fine. passed an af girl at the end who i'd been going back & forth with for awhile which felt good. definitely not my best race, but i did the best i could with my given situation.