I just found this in my inbox:
April 13, 2007
Weather Advisory - 2007 Boston Marathon
The Boston Athletic Association's medical team recommends the following precautions and advice for participants in Monday's Boston Marathon:
The most up-to-date weather forecast calls for a predicted Spring storm on Monday, including heavy rains (potentially 3 to 5 inches), with the start temperatures in the mid to upper 30's. Wind will likely be East (in the face of the participants for most of the race) in the 20 to 25 mile per hour range, with gusts to as much as 50 miles per hour. This will produce a wind chill index of 25 to 30-degrees Fahrenheit.
Assuming they are correct in their forecast, I'd say that would add AT LEAST 30 minutes to any predicted finish time. I know I'll be looking for any drafting pacelines forming out there...misery loves company and taking turns in the wind sure beats facing it for the whole 26.2
If you happen to catch this, feel free to revise your initial projection in this post. No hard feelings! ;-)
Yes, I'm used to running in cold / wet but running in HEAVY RAINS and 20-25mph headwinds isn't usually part of of my training week! I gotta remind myself that I love this stuff right!?
Ladies and Gentlemen, the captain has put on the fasten seatbelt sign. Please settle in for the bumpy ride ahead.....