2015 Billygoat. A terrible race: slow, unfocused, tired. It's hard to imagine being less ready for this race. The most obvious conclusion is that I'm very slow right now; my training over the past six months has been awful. I was exhausted coming in from a vicious week at work, and after it was apparent how poorly I was doing, I didn't keep up the mental concentration to avoid a big 6+ minute error at 12. I was feeling pretty miserable when I started getting stabbed by vegetation running to 14, and only pulled it together enough to outkick Peter Z on the run in. A disaster.
There's really nothing to do but start training for the fall. Apart from my performance, the organization, course, and field were all excellent. Kudos to Misha for a tremendous race.