>> Thursday, January 22, 2009
So it’s supposed to be cold for the half-marathon on Saturday morning. Here’s what some local stations are currently saying:
That's still well below 0 at the start. AND there’s the possibility of high winds on top of that (one station said 30 below wind chill Saturday morning).
What I’m worried about is the fine print from when we registered: if it gets too cold, the race director has the right to turn the half marathon into a quarter marathon, or they can cancel it all together! I guess that’s what I get for running a race in the dead of winter in Minnesota.
I know the race director has to think of everyone’s safety, but I’m bummed that my first “A race” for the year could be cancelled. I got an e-mail this morning that makes it sound like that if the race should be shortened or cancelled, they will do it in the next day:
As of today, we will run the half marathon and 5k course as published. Should the weather have a drastic change in the next 24 hours, we will post weather announcements here.
I wanna run 13.1 miles on Saturday! Here’s to hoping!!
p.s. There’s a different sort of Friday Funny coming your way tomorrow. It’s not really “ha ha funny,” but it’s amusing and kinda neat. Yep, I said neat. It’s also swell. And super-duper.