When lining up, the butterflies were going crazy in my stomach. Dave blew the whistle and 10 of us were off. I think I was 7th getting to the single track. I was able to pass 2 women running up a climb. And after that, I caught up to the lead group during a technical rocky section and was able to hang with them for the next 25 minutes or so. This was a first for me. Last race season, I think the only time I ever saw the lead group was at the starting line. So... THANK YOU COACH DREW!!
Anyway, my Dad made a short video of the race. (No need to show the entire video, it gets a little boring with just me in it during the second lap.) But, I did end up in 4th place and very happy with how I did. I'm going to keep up the training and looking forward to doing the 6 hour Squiggy with the Cycle Youth boys this weekend.