And pack me an umbrella…. its gonna be soggy.
Yes folks, my weather jinx on races continues. The most positive thing I can think of right now is, well at least I won’t get heatstroke! Because this? Is comical!
Sure, its only Wednesday. It can change. And 40’s no problem. Rain? Eh, been there done that. Wind? Sure. But all together? Its hilarious. Does that really say 40mph wind gusts?
That should make for some impressive waves….just hoping none of them come crashing up over the sea wall. Who know the race needed a “Warning: You May Get Wet” sign.
So sure…. this makes me rethink my outfit. Because, really, isn’t that what taper is for? You’ve done the work, you’ve got way more time on your hands and so your focus turns to clothing. And race goals. I’ve got three scenarios now.
Scenario 1. Bought the tank oh, two months ago. And the skirt to go with it. Because, the race logo is a mermaid. Plus May can be warm. So channeling my inner Ariel. Also, race goal with this outfit? Potential PR.
Scenario 2. Last week – watching the weather get colder. Okay, 40’s can be fast. Just gotta swap the tank for a tee shirt (boo!) and add some arm warmers. Cuz we hafta sparkle. Still, this is a FAST outfit. And if the wind isn’t terrible, we can so break 4:30, if not PR.
Scenario 3. Based on the weather posted above as of this morning? Lets not melt… I do have a purple jacket (I ran my 2nd marathon – also a drizzly cold mess – in it) but its oddly vanished. If i can find it – i’ll swap it for the pink. Because purple is always faster. Also, we may need to go hat over visor. Dang.
This one needs some work…. because I have a hunch its gonna be the one.
Come hell or high-water (which is a possibility. LOL) tho, i am wearing the mermaid skirt. Just might end up with pants under it.
But, no matter what…I WILL have fun. And I WILL run my best. And I WILL have some good stories to tell. Because one of the water stops is labeled “Sheep Farm” – how can that NOT be adorable. And there are m&m’s at mile 25. (woohoo!).
Maine Coast Marathon? I’m coming for ya…give me your worst. I got this!