Strategically I did play my cards right, by not "fighting" the wind and sticking to a slow pace from the beginning. I found myself revising my goals early, this was clearly a survival and grit race. When people were dropping like flies I was able to conserve my energy and it paid off, in a big way, in the last two hours.
I am exhausted, and happy, even with a grand total of only 98
miles. Those were 98 hard-earned, mentally challenging miles!
Full report in a few days!