felt pretty good. i was running ~5 seconds behind the 1st woman the entire race. finally started making up ground with around 0.2 to go. i got right on her heels as we entered the finish stretch and we got a "go girls" cheer from someone, which fired up her kick. i was already on my last gear and couldn't hang on. finished 2-3 seconds behind and got mrs. silver.
my lol goal was sub-19 and my more reasonable goal was sub-19:20, so i was right where i expected to be.
lots of racing opportunities coming up (including on the track), so i really want to get back into good shape now. want is different than will, but i'll work on it.