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The weather report (Read 659 times)


A Saucy Wench

    One of the things I obsessively do is check the weather forecast for raceday. Now mine is too far out to even have a forecast, but I'll be in here on T-10 with the forecast. Even though 10 days out the forecast is about 5% accurate. All they can tell me now are the averages...so for October 5: AVERAGES Hi 68°F Lo 51°F RECORDS Hi 89°F Lo 38°F

    I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

     

    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


    Needs more cowbell!

      That sounds almost exactly like the weather averages and records for Milwaukee, too. I will also be watching the weather from as far back as weather.com gives a prediction.

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      A Saucy Wench

        That sounds almost exactly like the weather averages and records for Milwaukee, too. I will also be watching the weather from as far back as weather.com gives a prediction.
        Oh as it gets closer I will be watching the forecasts on SEVERAL sources. Last year they differed by more than 10 degrees. And they were all wrong. But I'll do it anyway.

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


        Needs more cowbell!

          Oh as it gets closer I will be watching the forecasts on SEVERAL sources. Last year they differed by more than 10 degrees. And they were all wrong. But I'll do it anyway.
          Yeah, that's how the Midwest always is, too, especially around the Great Lakes. Those big bodies of water always cause the weather to be insanely erratic.

          I shoot pretty things! ~

          '14 Goals:

          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


          Giants Fan

            My weather for now (10 day s out) 52 at start time, sunny for the day, high of 70-72!

            "I think I've discovered the secret of life- you just hang around until you get used to it."

            Charles Schulz


            A Saucy Wench

              My weather for now (10 day s out) 52 at start time, sunny for the day, high of 70-72!
              Is that a happy forecast for you or an unhappy forecast. For me that would be an oh shit forecast. I'm hoping for cloudy.

              I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

               

              "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


              Dave

                My weather for now (10 day s out) 52 at start time, sunny for the day, high of 70-72!
                What time does your race start? 52F sounds almost perfect but Ennay is right about the sunny forecast. With an early start, you can shiver just a little and comfortable after that. Have you picked a "throwaway" sweatshirt? You are going to do awesome midwest. You've done the work. All that's left is the race. Big grin
                I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

                dgb2n@yahoo.com


                A Saucy Wench

                  Heh I think 52 is hot. My ideal race would be 42 at the start, maybe 50 at the finish. 52 at the start wouldnt even get me a throwaway sweatshirt. I need to start perusing goodwill for a good one. Life was easier when full zip up hoodies were popular.

                  I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                   

                  "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


                  Needs more cowbell!

                    Heh I think 52 is hot. My ideal race would be 42 at the start, maybe 50 at the finish. 52 at the start wouldnt even get me a throwaway sweatshirt. I need to start perusing goodwill for a good one. Life was easier when full zip up hoodies were popular.
                    Ditto that. I actually found some cheap arm-warmers that I won't cry over if I have to throw them: click They are the neon green, so my family should be able to spot me easily, too.

                    I shoot pretty things! ~

                    '14 Goals:

                    • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                    Go Pre!

                      I don't watch the weather anymore - they're never accurate enough.


                      Giants Fan

                        That is an I wish it was in the forties for start time too! Its going to be warm, but nothing like what I've trained through. I mean some mornings it was already in the 80's and humid so...but I wish there wasn't going to be sun, but I'm glad rain isn't in the forecast. I am getting excited though!!! I'm starting to feel a little cocky about my race...guess that is a good thing? First I was worried I hadn't trained right, now I'm thinking I'm going to kick butt!

                        "I think I've discovered the secret of life- you just hang around until you get used to it."

                        Charles Schulz


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          It's a week from tomorrow, right? Man, that's so exciting! Big grin

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          Giants Fan

                            Ok, now I'm crapping bricks, forecast is up to between 80 and 82 degrees for race day (low that morning of only 58) Man! Its going to be hot!!!!

                            "I think I've discovered the secret of life- you just hang around until you get used to it."

                            Charles Schulz


                            A Saucy Wench

                              Ok, now I'm crapping bricks, forecast is up to between 80 and 82 degrees for race day (low that morning of only 58) Man! Its going to be hot!!!!
                              ugh. There is still time!!

                              I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                               

                              "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                Ok, now I'm crapping bricks, forecast is up to between 80 and 82 degrees for race day (low that morning of only 58) Man! Its going to be hot!!!!
                                It's the Midwest, woman...you KNOW it could be snowing on race day. Still too early to follow the race forecast. Smile

                                I shoot pretty things! ~

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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