is the most challenging! "anything is possible" in the late stages and w your AR strength, i'm not surprised you were that close to the W! tough to find out after the fact but just put it in your pocket for next race's motivation :) :) :)
Ditto to Silky! I often find the mental to be infinitely harder than the physical :) Sounds like some good takeaways, and also affirmation that you're there physically, which is awesome.
I'm always way more competitive after the race than before or during. Kind of my downfall. But yes, it'll be good fuel for the next time I want to just do a pleasure cruise during a race. :)