Race to Robie Creek, Overall 8th, 2nd in AG. Went out fast at 6:03 pace, doing ok thru 4, hill from 5-6 a bitch. Levels off a bit through 7 (felting like quitting at 7 & almost walked, but kept legs moving). 7.5-8.5M the steppest I have run. Peak at 1:02:20. Down back side (4.5M) at about a 5:15 pace, passed 5 people. Bad luck at 12M as I had to stop to tie shoe, lost 15-20 sec that I couldn't make up to catch 6th place and lost momentum to stay ahead of 1st pl. women. Kicked in last .1M but when I saw finish, if I knew it was there, I would have kicked sooner to catch 6-7 place.