This is the weather report for race day.
Yeah, I have never run a long race in the race. All the marathons I've done have gotten into the 90s and I've been much more concerned with overheating.
This puts my race outfit into a whole different light. I was planning on my new shorts that I've done all my runs in. I love these shorts.
I'm wondering whether to pick up a pair of compression calf things at the expo.
I figure they'd keep my legs warmer and would be more likely to stay in place.
I'm also thinking I'll bring my gloves and wear a jacket, probably this great north face one my mother in law got me (you can vent the sides to allow circulation while still being protected from the rain).
Question - do I want to wear a short sleeved shirt, a long sleeved shirt, or both under it?
This totally reminds me of the week before Dick Collins, when it was supposed to rain and I was freaking out, emailing the ultra list a plea for help (I was totally known as the "rain girl" on the course. Every time I met someone knew, they would say, "Oh, so you're the girl who emailed about running in the rain!"). At least I'm not really stressed about it, persay, just trying to figure out how not to be too cold.
Any advice from any of you seasoned running in the rain runners (apparently, according to my blog stats, people are reading this blog, despite my super lack of comments. So, if you're reading this and you run, please help!!!)- what should I be wearing? Short or long sleeves? Will compression sleeves plus shorts keep me warm enough? What other precautions should I take for a rainy marathon?
Thanks for helping :)