Really not much to say. Hard day up there. Didn’t sleep well, didn’t eat enough the day before, really wasn’t well hydrated going in. I knew by mile 2, even before the weather turned foolish, that it wasn’t going to happen today. I’m actually kind of glad I knew that early, because if I had hit treeline with a head of steam, I would have been seriously upset when I found the weather. It was relentless. I spent so much time steering directly into the wind just to stay on the road. I had plenty of flashbacks of being blown off the road in ’07. Hopefully the race is a better day.
Somewhere between miles 1 and 2, I knew this wasn’t the day. I had terrible energy today and the legs didn’t have it. It was a long plod through the wind to the finish.