While I do love the movie, “Singin in the Rain”, I’m not sure how I feel about running in the rain. I have a half marathon on Saturday, and it looks like the forecast is calling for an 80% chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms with a running temperature around 64 degrees. At least that’s what I see right now. I also received an updated race information email today from the race organizers, and essentially, they are saying the race will go as scheduled unless there is lightning or a severe weather warning.
That’s my first thought. I mean I paid to run this race a while ago, and it would completely suck to have it cancelled. My second thought is, “I’ve never run in the rain”. Like never. I can’t even remember a time in high school when we practiced in the rain. Rain meant everything was cancelled for runner safety. Even as an undergrad, if it rained, we ran on the indoor track. So crap. There is a very small chance of rain today, so maybe I could get out and see how that feels, but the odds are not in my favor.
At this point, it doesn’t really matter what the weather will be like as long as they don’t cancel the race; ESPECIALLY don’t cancel it after we’ve started. Sheesh! I’m hoping to finish this race somewhere around 2 hours 30 minutes, but I would LOVE to land closer to the 2 hours 15 minute mark. There’s a pacing group for 2:10 and 2:20, so I figure as long as I can hang with one of them or even in between them, I should be good. At the end of the day, I know I can finish and I’m excited to race. So, if you guys could let up on the rain dances that would be great! 🙂