Friday, September 14, 2012

Cow Harbor 2012: rain or shine (but please shine!)

Not what I'm hoping to see tomorrow
Today is rest day number two, prior to the Cow Harbor 10K. The weather report for tomorrow is slightly discouraging due to some bad timing. They are saying that both Friday and the weekend will be beautiful, except for some rain that will sweep through between 7:00 and 9:00 AM. If that's accurate, we could be in for a soggy start.

I won't worry about the weather because there's nothing I can do about it. I don't enjoy running in the rain because it can cause some annoying visibility problems for me (glasses). Worse, I really dislike the feel of moisture permeating my socks and sloshing around my running shoes. On the bright side, if it's raining we won't have to deal with the hot baking sun. I hope it doesn't rain, but if it does I'll deal with it.

In terms of my readiness for tomorrow, I don't think I'm at the same level of conditioning as I was a year ago. I looked at Daily Mile and saw that I've only done four runs longer than 6 miles since the beginning of August. Half of those happened in the last two weeks, so it isn't like I've ignored distances altogether. But even with those workouts, my base isn't really optimal for a hard 6.2 mile run.

I'm still debating whether to do numbers pickup later today, or get them tomorrow before the race. I haven't chosen my race day gear but I have my nutrition figured out. I'm excited to be running Cow Harbor once again and I hope conditions are good. I'm also hoping my colleague FS also has a great race this weekend when she runs the Dutchess County Half Marathon.

2 comments:

  1. As my first Cow Harbor and being slow....i am guessing 1:15ish for me....I hope it doesn't rain. This is new, I love to run in the rain but I will need the crowd support tomorrow! I wouldn't mind over cast and 50 degrees :)

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  2. You'll get plenty of crowd support, believe me! Just take it easy, don't be tempted to run too fast on the first downhill section, prepare for James Street and enjoy the rest. 50 degrees and overcast would be perfect. But I'd settle for no rain and low humidity.

    Good luck!

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