Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring Fever

Do you stalk the weather reports leading up to a race like? I do. I am not sure why as the weather in Washington is so unpredictable - I am not sure why they even bother to give daily weather reports.  We had snow on Monday and this morning there was frost on the roofs and prediction that it will reach 60! For us that means wear a sweater and possible flip flops if your job allows it.

The weather for my half this weekend looks like this:


See the part highlighted in yellow! 90% chance of precipitation pretty much means it will rain at some point during the day. It could be during the race, it could be after the race, heck it could be a 9PM.  At race start it is saying 33 degree's with 40% chance of ran. Great so cold and maybe rain, but if you are like me you warm up quickly when you run - so this causes issues with planning what to wear.  I think I am just going to have to get up that morning and look outside and dress accordingly. Because right now I got - its going to be cold, it might rain oh wait and it might also warm up to a high of 43 degrees. Pretty much no clue what to wear right now.  

Are you a weather stalker? How do you  prepare for a race?

This past week I also participated in Let's Move it Mommas Spring Fever. It was simple, your choice of a 5K or 10K - run where you want to and then let her know.  I did 2 - 5Ks this week as part of longer runs for during my taper week. It was fun, and well as I mentioned above we have had a variety of weather. All of my runs were done on the treadmill at 1%-2% incline and no photo's were taken. I completely forgot! :) I love to sprinkle in virtual races and big thanks to Let's Move it Mommas for hosting this one.


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12 comments:

  1. I hope you get a dry spell for the race. Enjoy the run!

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  2. Definitely a stalker, race or not. I check the weather reports every day. The one I use predicts the weather in my town in time slots of 3 hours for the next 5 days and I always look the day before a run if it's going to be dry during my run.

    Hope you have a dry race, it's so much more fun if it's dry.
    Good luck!

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  3. Good luck with your half this weekend! Fingers crossed that the rain holds off!

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  4. i am a weather stalker. One of my best half marathon times it literally DOWNPOURED the firs 6 miles.... adds some excitement to your run ;)

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  5. I always check the weather. I have a race tomorrow and it's an 80% chance of rain as well. Bummer. I don't like running in the rain.

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  6. PNW weather is so psycho! I ran in snow slush on Tuesday and then today crystal clear blue skies. You just never know around these parts! Good luck with your half!

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  7. Oh yes, I stalk the weather like crazy too. Hope it's stays dry for you!

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  8. Hope you have clear skies for your race, Jen! I can't wait to hear all about it!! You go, girl!!!

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  9. I totally stalk the weather. ALL THE TIME. I just want simmer to be here NOW!

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  10. Definitely a weather stalker. And it's kind of funny that from my husband and I stalking weather for training and races both of my kids are pretty much daily weather checkers :)

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  11. Saw your Daily Mile report on the half, Jennifer--sorry it didn't go well, but I know you've got other races coming up that will make up for today. They can't all be good ones, I guess, but I'm sure you are bummed; however, take heart, because just by finishing you've done something so many people (myself included) have never done!

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  12. I stalk the weather too :)

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