Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wettin' the Course


Here's the latest weather forecast for the Boston Marathon:

Monday, April 16
Low 39f / 4c
High 43f / 6c
Chance of Rain 70%
Wind 20 mph /32 kmh from the east (translation: headwind)

Are ya feelin' the compassion?
No?
Fine! That's just fine! It will make completing the marathon even sweeter.

'BoomerNation... do you have any words of wisdom or encouragement for running a marathon in the rain?

Stay tuned...

23 comments:

seaducer said...

wetsuit booties...

greyhound said...

I'm thinkin' 4:35, buttercup.

Don't go too hard because you've got a little bike ride with me five days later.

Donald said...

Buy a cheap plastic poncho at the expo (I'm sure somebody will be selling them), and wear it during the race until your body starts feeling nice and warm. You can discard it at an aid station anytime.

I wore a poncho for an entire marathon last March - it's definitely workable.

And ... have fun!

nancytoby said...

Buttercups are THE BEST!!!

Good luck and have as much fun as you can!!

momo said...

just enjoy every minute of it - you're running BOSTON for goodness sake! i'm all kindsa jealous!

Run for Chocolate said...

Wear a hat with a visor and then the rain won't hit you in the face and you will hardly know it's raining. Good luck and have fun! What are you wearing? I plan on cheering even in the rain!

Bill said...

Save your money.

40 gallon trash bag over the shoulders. But make sure you cut a hole for your head to fit through!

And definitely wear a cap to keep the rain out of your eyes.javascript:void(0)
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Kim said...

hmm well there is a 30% chance it will NOT rain, and also it may be too early to tell. i have a good feeling about this marathon boom. i really do. im thinking 51 degrees and sunny. sunny to partly sunny. would you like to borrow my wetsuit just in case? :)

Spokane Al said...

Oh - in your discussion of wetting the course you are talking about rain! I thought for a moment that you would be doing a pre-race conn and leaving your mark periodically (till you ran out of water).

Iron Pol said...

If it's going to be cold, get your hands on some surgical booties. It sounds goofy, but they help keep your feet dry and warm. Big plus in a cold race.

Several people at IM Wisconsin kept their arm-warmers on during the run portion.

Lance Notstrong said...

Rain started coming down at the end of my marathon. If it works out that way for you, you will be so "into the marathon" you won't notice.....I didn't :-)

TxSkatemom said...

keep moving forward. that is all I have to offer. Good luck and have FUN!!!

Anonymous said...

So very awesome! Best of luck to you!
M

Anonymous said...

HOPE you have a great time! You're so damned hot!

Siren said...

Otterbox to save your iPod from the rain. Or sweat, if it doesn't rain (one of the tri bloggers lost an iPod to sweat in a marathon)

Barb said...

Hope you have a great race, Boomer! Been thinkin' about ya!

Anonymous said...

Have I ever told you that I think the hawtest runners are the ones that have done Boston?? You will be so damned hawt after this race!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

well, If I were you and I had a really awesome jacket that is windproof, waterproof and wicking. I'd be planning to wear that.

It just so happens that I have one - I hope you do too!

The hat is a must - you're gonna lose heat in those conditions.

DO AWESOME!

Wendy said...

You go Boomer! We'll be checkin' in as soon as we can from IMAZ central ...

Allez said...

"suck it up buttercup"? That's too funny!

Curt said...

Kathi said you called this afternoon.
Send me an email w your cell # and I will call back.

merrill_1@yahoo.com

Curt

SixTwoThree said...

Yup, garbage bags are the tried-and-true solution. You could have snow too. Precipitation means many things back there! You're in my hometown. I'm very envious!! See if you can take your kids on a Boston Duck Tour. Not sure if the swan boats are open yet - probably too soon. Fenway Park offers tours too. Don't forget the gloves. You'll need them!

Curly Su said...

just have fun...