Saturday, April 14, 2007

Where's My Scarf???


Hey 'BoomerNation, check out the latest from Boston...

4/13/2007

Weather Alert - Advisory for Participants in the 2007 Boston Marathon

The Boston Athletic Association's medical team recommends the following precautions and advice for participants in Monday's Boston Marathon:

FORECAST:
The most up-to-date weather forecast calls for a predicted Spring storm on Monday, including heavy rains (potentially 3 to 5 inches), with the start temperatures in the mid to upper 30's. Wind will likely be East (in the face of the participants for most of the race) in the 20 to 25 mile per hour range, with gusts to as much as 50 miles per hour. This will produce a wind chill index of 25 to 30-degrees Fahrenheit.
RISKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RUNNERS PARTICIPATING IN COLD AND WET CONDITIONS:

Combined with the rain, we are concerned that predicted weather conditions will increase the runners' risks for a condition called hypothermia. As with any athletic competition, as a runner you are assuming the risks inherent with participation. It is your responsibility to be informed about the risks associated with running in the aforementioned conditions, and the risks of injury or illness will increase with these predicted conditions.

Read the complete advisory here.

Stay tuned...

8 comments:

Bolder said...

they always exaggerate those predictions...

just run faster

3:59:59

MAKE ME A WINNER!

let your preparation meet your opportunity on race day.

Wendy said...

Boomer, you conquered IMFL under adverse conditions -- Boston will fall too!

(And what Bold said.) We here at IMAZ are thinking of you!!

Brent Buckner said...

Ouch. Still, you're there, so you might as well Rock That Course and Own Those Hills - we're pulling for you!

Kim said...

well the weather here in boston right now is beautiful, but the nor'easter is coming...i am doing my rain dance every chance i get (this is a drunk dance, and i do it quite often) and i will be thinking of you! if you have someone coming with you, have them be at mile 15 with a change of sneaks, socks and shirt!

Shelley said...

Awwww feel the tri-blogger love?? You'll be warm in knowing that we're all watching you and are proud that you're running this fine race. Weather is just a state of mind...you will be fine once you get going..no worries!!!

greyhound said...

I hear that rain and cold run right off the back of a runner who has a noble purpose.

GO TEAM!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

they sent you some good advice on how to dress for the impending nor'easter; i suggest just be prepared and you'll be fine!

Have FUN

Run for Chocolate said...

Yikes!