Pretty good race. The first lap was right on pace - 40, then the next few laps were pretty slow - 42, 43 etc. Took control after the third lap being so slow and picked up the pace a bit to get back on track for 10:00. By 800m, we were about 10 seconds off pace total, and I was bugged. Fortunately, the Montana girls finally made a move and I hung with them, elbowing the second girl as much as was necessary to keep from being cut off. After a couple laps, she dropped off and I just stuck on the shoulder of the first Montana girl for nearly the rest of the race. I lost her as she picked it up on the last 2 laps. We ran 40s and then 39s pretty consistently and I finished in 10:06. I wished I had stuck with Montana though, she hit exactly 10:00. Still, I managed to run my second best 3k time ever! Woo!
After the race, I coughed my lungs out forever (I've been sick for the last week or so) and my body started freaking out, lots of dry heaves, cold sweats, nausea, dizziness, disorientation and such. I think it had something to do with the medicines I've been taking for my cough these last few days. Never have I felt so wretched after racing. Hopefully I'll get over this stupid cough soon.