This race report is very, very long. It's very stream-of-consciousness. Those of you who've read my race reports in the past.. it's like that, only much longer. I considered making a shorter, more readable version, but this novel is how it happened, and I could never decide what to remove, because it's all important to me.
If you'd like the short version, just know that I had a great time and an very pleased with my performance. If you decide to read it, please know that it's long, and don't complain about the length, because this was a labor of love for me. This is how I decompress after an event.. writing about it in detail. If you like reading such things, please read and enjoy!