I don't have much to report for Crystal Lake. I felt semi-shitty and thought I semi-sucked; I felt fatigued and powerless. And the lead out just about killed me.
There are too many variables to figure out - I had been sick, I had put in lots of training, I didn't put in the correct type of training to succeed on the brutal Crystal Lake course. People blew past me and my legs wouldn't respond.
At least I had a good time suffering and managed a rare simile while racing.