Tough racing conditions, 70 & 97% humidity. My goal was no 7's & pick it up if I could. In hindsight, I should have gone 7:30, 7:15, 7 00, and go from there. Started out 6:53 with a pack of about 8, 7:00 flat for miles 2 & 3 & at turnaround I knew the 'back' was going to suck. At the next water table I walked & flipped a cup of cold water upside down on my head & let it drip out to cool me down. It was at this point I threw 'race pace' out the window ... & repeated the walk/water dousing at @ 2 more water stops. I did manage a 7:36 & 7:39 for miles 4 & 5. I pi led up a little with a 7:16 mile 6, and closed with a 6:44 pace. I do not like 10ks ... particularly in 97% humidity! I ran another 10k recovery miles in the evening on sand at a 9 minute pace with lots of walk breaks ... I enjoyed the second 10k alot more!