PM-NCAA Mountain regional. Got out poor, thought I was good to settle in, then I got pushed to the back. I slowly moved up to the lead around 1k, stayed in the front pack, kept a good tempo, but nothing too quick. Tried to relax a lot. Around 9k a few NAU guys made moves to get the win. I followed for a few seconds, thinking I could be fine, but then I remembered to take it chill because nationals is just 8 days away, so I did. Time to recover, maybe get a second run in.