Wow, thank you for sharing such a comprehensive race report! So many things to learn from your reflections, but the one that hit home for me was training like a princess. I have known that I need to get outside more, but have been making excuses and relying on the trainer and treadmill far too much. Between my trainer shredding my back tire last week and this princess check, I have 8 weeks to go and you may have single-handedly saved my race. Thank you!