Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fear and Loathing in Boston



Forecast for Boston, MA.

NWS Taunton, MA
 Point Forecast: Boston MA
 42.36°N 71.07°W
Mobile Weather Information | En Español
Last Update: 7:17 am EDT Apr 14, 2012
Forecast Valid: 9am EDT Apr 14, 2012-6pm EDT Apr 20, 2012


Forecast at a Glance
Today
Sunny
Sunny

Hi 72 °F
Tonight
Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Showers
Lo 53 °F
Sunday
Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Showers
Hi 75 °F
Sunday
Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Tstms
Lo 60 °F
Monday
Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 88 °F
Monday
Night

Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Showers
Lo 59 °F
Tuesday
Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 80 °F
Tuesday
Night

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 49 °F
Wednesday
Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 65 °F


I must admit, I am depressed, disheartened, disheveled...I can't think clearly any longer. And yet it seems in bad taste to whine. It seems that I should just be thankful I'm here, 'running' the Boston Marathon, but I'm not. I want to go home and pretend this didn't happen.

I keep thinking back to last year's race, with cold temps and a steady tailwind, and I want to scream to the heavens "NOT FAIR!!!". 

But we've got what we've got and unfortunately there's not much that can be done. All my worries about my training were for naught. At this point the aim is to finish, and all time goals are blown away with the blast furnace wind that we will be running in for 26.2 miles.

I can't help but flash back to the Boulder Marathon, 2009. The temperatures that year were in the mid-80s and I had one of the worst races of my life - not just because my time sucked, but because it was just really really really unpleasant. I swore, many times over, during the last 3 miles of cramped up hobbling, that I would never ever ever ever run another marathon.

I am trying to look on the bright side of things, but it's hard.

Please, Weather Gods, please - we need a weather miracle here!

5 comments:

  1. Good luck with your race! I will be cheering you on from COS!

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  2. Just take it for what it is--heat sucks, but you are there......think of the story you will have when it's over.

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  3. I just finished reading your entire backlog of about 70 posts and really enjoyed it.

    I'm sure Boston was a challenge with the weather. I hope you were able to enjoy the experience despite that.

    I'm trying to learn that a good experience beats a fast time any day (I did say trying to learn).

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    1. Wow - I'm impressed with YOUR endurance ;) It was a learning experience in so many ways. Story to follow...

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  4. Excellent! I'm looking forward to it. What's more valuable than a true learning experience? Even if it does come at a price.

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