Friday, November 2, 2012

Jen vs The Rain

I know I live in WA. I know the stats. It rains to many days out of the year. I will say most of the time the rain is light mist, but with that, it has rained at some point during a half marathon more times then not.

1. Kirkland Half Marathon  (May 2011) 3:04:20 - Rain at the start.
1 point Rain

 

2.  Amica Seattle Half Marathon (Nov 2011) 2:57:30 - Rain 95% of the time.
1 point Rain

 
3.Lake Sammamish Half - (March 2012) 3:14, Rain 75% of the race.
1 point Rain

 
4. Heroes Half (April 2012) 3:05:02, it rained some, but wasn't terrible.
1point Rain
 
 
5. PDX RnR Half - (May 2012) 3:09:31, rained on and off, I don't remember heavy rain.
1 point Rain
 
6. SEA RnR Half - (June 2012) 3:56:12 - I don't remember any rain while we were running. Walking back the car was a different story - it was pouring.
1 point Jen
 
7. See Jane Run Half - (July 2012) 3:16 - my post didn't mention rain, but it was cold and windy.
1 point Jen
 
8. Snohomish River Run - (October 2012) 3:12:10
 
 
Let me tally that up out of 8 half marathons - it has rained on me 6 times. I guess the moral of the story is if you run an event with me, there is a 75% chance it will rain.  Probably better odds then a local weather person can give you.
 
Have you ran in the rain more times then not? What is your favorite weather to run in?

4 comments:

  1. You amaze me....

    Out of the 2 yes..only2! Half Marathons I have been a part of one was cool and perfect and the other was drizzly and cloudy....I hated it...I think Seattle and people in that general area who live in rainy/cloudy conditions 75% of the time are truly amazing!!!

    (I would be a tad depressed or drugged with those stats...ha!)

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  2. After running more than 30 races, I have only been rained on 4 times I think. Crazy right?! Worst was beat the bridge 2 years ago, Snohomish comes in 2nd. I prefer cool(mid 50's to low 60's), sunny and dry:) Just think, if you do the big climb, you don't have to worry about the rain!

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  3. wow you amaze and inspire me girl! I don't mind running in light rain but if it's pouring no thanks...great job on all your half's...cannot wait to run my first half next September...the last time I ended up dnr-ing due to a pelvic stress fracture...that was 6 months ago and I am back to running finally!

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  4. oh and one more thing...I have decided to write a series of blog posts about being thankful..for the month of November...I am trying to start a "Count your many blessings" movement within the blogging community...I will post on Sunday the 4th for Nov. 1-4 then next week 5-11 and so on...are ya with me? Pass it along either way, blessings and hugs!

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