I rolled out of bed at 5:45 am after a short night (I was a wee bit worked up and had trouble falling asleep). I was greeted by my monthly bill and a minor case of the sniffles. Thankfully neither caused much of a hindrance. Official time was 1:57:51 for an average pace of nine minutes per mile. I intentionally started out conservatively (with the 9:30 pace group) but had caught the two hour pace group by mile four, and ditched them by mile five. The last two miles were tough today, but the atmosphere carried me. I'm really really glad to have this one behind me. It was the first race in over a year that I had adequately trained for, which for some reason stressed me out a bit (because it was the first time in over a year that I had any goals or expectations). YMCA run club starts Wednesday... time to start training for the big sheebang.