I am running a marathon this week and the forecast is for showers (I guess "showers" is much better than "rain," in weather person talk). Wind is supposed to be minimal and temperatures should be in the mid to high 50s for most of the race.
I have heard some runners claim that conditions like these are ideal; others who hate to run in rain of any sort. I ran the Ave of the Giants last year in a light rain with temps in the 40s and froze. I was stiff, couldn't find a rhythm and cramped iin the later miles. (I did take enough fluid.)
This time, I am going to make sure to wear a breathable long sleeve shirt, a water resistant cap and gloves and hopw that this keeps me warm enough to run relatively comfortably and hopefully get into a decent rhythm.
My training went really well this time and I'd love to finally break 3:00 (I've been within minutes several times--seconds once). What are your thoughts on these conditions and running performance? Any pointers?
Thank you very much!
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