Yes, I'm freaking out. It's marathon week. Sat., I'm scheduled to "all out race" The Baton Rouge Beach marathon. The low this morning was 27. Most of this week, the prediction has been a low of 40 degrees on Fri. night. I've been so excited, feeling super about it, and READY to RACE.
Yesterday, BAM - the low changed to a low of 50 degrees for Fri night.
(may increase again - South winds bring warmer temps) So just like that, a kick in my gut. It's typical, the weather changes quickly, and the current forecast for Sat. at Baton Rouge is as follows:
7:00 - 52 degrees w/ 86% humidity
8:00 - 54 degrees w/80% humidity
9:00 - 60 degrees w/ 75% humidity
10:00 - 65 degrees w/ 67% humidity
57 67 (edit 57 was a typo) degrees w/ 65% humidity
So 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00, I would be fine, but "my race" starts around 9:30 am. So I've already gone through the panicked search for another marathon. My best other option would be Jacksonville, FL Dec. 18th.
So now I must decide and would like your opinion.
I have worked so hard for this one. I stepped up my training to the next level. Everything that is in my control has been right on target.
now the freakin weather....
what to do?, what to do?, what to do?
1. go ahead and "race" Baton Rouge 26.2, and give it all I have, knowing the weather will impact my time.
2. jog the half, or part of the full, and gamble on better weather in Jacksonville (recent lows for this race - 41, 41, 55, 44, 59)
3. race the half, and go for that PR - first 2 hours will be PR doable, I think.
Ok, I'm going for a run and maybe some focus and answers will be found on the run. "Breathe Ginny Breathe!"
What would you do?