This one is easy: I did not go.
Reasons (aka excuses): Crappy weather, which is status quo for this spring so far. I woke up at 7 AM to get ready to go, looked at the weather website and it said: 2C, wind 60 kph, windchill -5C, with chance of rain/flurries. I went back to bed. I’m not that desperate to prove I can do this race to suffer through something that insane.
…and from what I read on various sites, it was worse than I even imagined it would have been.
Note to self: Do not register for this race next year….it’s not worth it.