Went into this race with about as low expectations as possible. Best case scenario - I'd finish. With my abdominal / hip / back issues really flaring up over the last few weeks, and pretty pathetic training in general, I figured I'd be lucky to muddle through in 8 hours or so without dropping. I think the low expectations were responsible for my almost total lack of pre-race nerves, as I was about as calm as I can recall ever being before a race. Some 6:30 or so later, I crossed the finish line, most pleased with how the day turned out. I'll do something more detailed in a few days or so. For now, it's time to rest.