I have had some ups and downs at VOS.
In 2010, it was my first big result (6th in the time trial). It gave me confidence.
In 2011, I thought I was going to kill it, but I got sick and DNF'd. It deflated me.
In 2012, I was a spectator. I enjoyed watching the race and enjoying the race atmosphere with no pressure. I felt helpless, but I found some positives.
I'm sure next year will bring out another unexpected side of the emotional spectrum.