this isn't a great result, but it's a good starting point. i think i need another race or two to dial in the track racing groove and better allocate my effort over 12.5 laps. this was a timid effort. my goal over the next two months is to get my time in the low 17s, or at least sub-17:30.
there was another allie (spelled allie, prounounced allie) in the race, and i thought the whole city of ATL was cheering for me.