if you're wondering, how bad was it, here's how bad:
- there was black ice all over the course, mostly by the water stops
- when you got to a fluid station, instead of grabbing a cup of water, you'd grab a cup of solid ice. this happened to be on several occasions.
- my fingers hurt with the cold the entire race.
- when i peed around mile 8 (i had to go!), steam rose up in the porta-potty after i peed!