Sounds like an amazing feeling! So cool that you got to experience that!
And also - great race! Less than 90 seconds down on Tove is not an easily achieved feat! And you tied two girls: one of them exchanged in the lead at Tiomila this year, as you know; and the other is a multiple JWOC gold medalist from '08. Not too shabby!
Agreed. My reaction when I looked at the times was that your run deserved at lot better than a somewhat disparaging "middle of the field." You're in some very fast company.
That sounds awesome. How great to have so many O friends around the world! Good for you for enjoying the moment without letting it distract you. We'll have to try that on Hannah one of these evenings when we're out on the porch eating dinner and she's out doing sprint training...
Heja heja! I also cheered for you (but you probably couldn't hear me).