>Running 101>Stupid Rain
"If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus
Some people started out with nice, waterproof-breatheable/ Gore-Tex tops, and all of them, ALL OF THEM, had discarded them within the first mile.
You will get wet, from your head down to your feet. Just go with it.
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"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
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Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016
Western States 100 June 2016
I really think we should just let it be.
I mean, the race is a long and winding road.
Even in the rain.
Savoir c'est pouvoir
Hey Bearcat, at least we won't have to worry about being cold and wet. The predicted low on race day is now 67F with a 70% chance of thunderstorms. If it were dry, sunny and in the high 60's, I'd be worried about it being too hot. I think the rain will feel good with it being that warm.
The last time I ran the Pig in the rain it was about about 40 degrees ('04). Those temps will suck the energy out of you if you aren't dressed properly. At least now with it being so warm, we can wear minimal clothing.
Didn't you decide to run w/ Chris' group? I'll make sure he gives you extra special attention...especially if you start obsessing about your wet feet .
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
Well, for whatever this is worth, someone just asked about wearing bags on their feet over on RWOL (for a half in Winnipeg). So, Bearcat, it ain't just you.
Good luck this weekend.