WOW I LOVE XC!!! everything just sorta "clicked" and i gave it all i had. started out fast which got me a little worried i was going to die hard on the 3rd mile but i decided that i wasn't going to- so i didn't! held onto mario and sidney from westlake for most of the race and overall was just so happy to be there. :) i wish i had a little more left for my kick but you do what you gotta do!