This course would be very difficult in perfect weather conditions. Today was not perfect. 28 F with winds 25 mph gusting to over 35 mph. I felt good early, and maybe pushed it too hard ... compounded with fatigue from a week that included 2 days of Intervals. Sooo, the second large loop was exhausting. A good test of my fitness level going into the race season. I think I finished just slightly faster than last year; I'll need to update my time when official results are posted. I believe that it's gun time, so my GPS time will be off by a few seconds. MTA: 4 secs difference -- GPS time was faster because I didn't start it until I crossed the starting line.