Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wonky Weather and Race Goals

This is going to be a short post because its been a long day and I'm exhausted.

Checking the forecast for this weekend (Niagara Marathon) is a little unnerving. One day its sunny, the next its raining. Currently they are calling for a high of 13, with part cloud/Sun/light rain. Perfect! Only one scary tidbit, 45km/hr wind, let's hope its at my back.

Today we have rain/snow sleet in Whitby! Yuck! Regardless of the weather, I am going to try my best. I have trained for this, I can do it. At least its not going to be warm and humid!

In terms of goals, I have just one: get a PR. I know I can, I just have to go out slow. I want to enjoy the race and the scenery, I have never crossed a border by foot before.

Thanks for reading!

26 comments:

Blyfinn said...

Good luck! Hope your recuperate from the long day. 45km/hr wind with possible snow and sleet. You have must have some serious drive to push through that.

Melanie said...

rest up and good luck! hope the weather turns for the better soon!

Lily on the Road said...

You are fine, it WILL be a PR for you...

Rest up, the sun is suppose to show up again!!

Run Mommy said...

I'll bet you will get it for sure...I look forward to hearing about it!

Jess said...

Hope that wind forecast doesn't actually pan out.

Marlene said...

You're gonna kick butt and the weather is not going to stop you!

Runner Leana said...

Fingers crossed for good weather for you! Good luck!

tfh said...

The wind forecast is intimidating, but one of my visualization tips is to imagine the wind at my back, pushing me. It is harder if the wind isn't ACTUALLY at your back, but keep that metaphorical wind behind you at least!

BeachRunner said...

Weather schmeather. You are ready to run a great race under any conditions. Good luck, have fun and rock it!!

Marcy said...

Good or bad weather you're going to KILL IT!! GO MARCI!! ;D ;D

Runnergirl said...

You will do great. Weather can be a bit intimidating, but you have trained well and you are READY! Good luck and have fun!

Kim said...

I have all the faith in you!
BUT...just remember...you don't have any control over the weather so just take it as it comes.
I actully had one of my better marathons on a day the wind was blowing so hard you could hardly move forward.

Julianne said...

Good luck this weekend!! Looking forward to your PR race report! :-)

Vava said...

I'm with you Marci. Although I am only running the 10k, the wind will be at my back going out, and in my face coming in! A friend of mine has to decide by midnight tonight whether he's doing the full or the half, and the wind is what is worrying him. I figure I'll stop watching the forecast until Saturday night, and then just go with it.

Best of luck on your race!

D10 said...

Hope the weather eases up. But, no matter what you are going to do a fabulous job. Can't wait to read all about it.

The Running Knitter said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Laura said...

I've been seeing mostly cloudy now, with the rain forecasts kind of going away. I'm hopeful!!! Drop me an e-mail at absolutromantic at gmail dot com and let's plan to meet up.

*aron* said...

good luck this weekend!!!! you will do awesome - i definitely see a PR :)

RoadBunner said...

That sounds like a good plan -- go out slow! Much easier than thinking you have to go out fast to make your PR! Good luck!

M*J*C said...

Good Luck this weekend!!! I'll be hoping for good weather for you and an awesome race!!!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

You my darling are going to ROCK the race course! Don't worry about the weather cause it's something you can't control! Enjoy it and have funn!

(Is the race this weekend or next?)

SLB said...

Pace will win the race; set your Garmin to nag you if you go too fast!

Vava said...

Marci,

I just had this conversation with my manager, who registered to run the Niagara Falls Marathon last night pretty late because he was worried that he'd be running into the wind, and when the Weathernetwork calls says wind will be "SW 35km/h" (as it does now) it means it will be blowing FROM the SouthWest, and at your back as you run. Good luck!

Ted said...

Do you have to bring passport with you when you run over to Canada? Custom inspection?? That will eat up a lot of your time to get through the inspection, huh??

Meg said...

Good luck! That weather is kind of unpredictable, I'm surprised they don't have Niagara a little bit earlier.
Excited to hear about it!

Ali said...

I am sending good weather vibes your way. The weather network is a full time obsession of mine the week before a marathon