Ten Day Countdown

Ten days until the Seattle RnR Marathon, and you know what that means. It's time to obsess about the weather! When I eagerly checked the weather this morning, June 23rd looked like this.

Of course as I write this post I had to look again. Now it looks like this.

I'm sure it'll change every day until the race and I'll continue to check it out. So how do I feel about the current forecast? Actually, quite good! Considering that my first marathon in Chicago was super hot and humid and heat is not my friend, I'm ok with the idea of rain. I've run many a half marathon in the rain - I have good luck like that. And 66 degrees? Yes please! I can only hope this sticks or goes down in temperature.

Now for the second item I begin to obsess about pre-race, what am I wearing? I haven't completely decided yet but I have a couple of good ideas. This decision also depends on when the Oiselle Team kit arrives. If I get it before Seattle, the Oiselle singlet will be my top (don't worry, I'll run in it first to check it out. Nothing new on race day...) paired with my orange distance short. If it doesn't arrive, I'm thinking I'll wear the heathered-crush Aero tank (sleeveless top) and crush distance short. It's super cute together and the colors are perfect.

What is your favorite temperature for a race? If you have to have one or the other, do you prefer heat or rain?

  1. Oh my I'd take rain any day of the week over heat & humidity. Ran a half marathon last month in 60s and rain that ended up being a lightning-filled storm and I'd still choose THAT over heat. Have fun next weekend!

    1. Whoa a thunderstorm sounds kind of scary! I've had hard rain for a few races but not storms. Thanks for the comment!

  2. We've been mostly overcast here in Seattle - perfect running weather, not so perfect summer weather. Good Luck!!


  3. 60s is perfect for me! I'm so glad you plan what you are wearing too:) I feel like that is one of the most important things.

    So close! Good Luck!

    1. Thank you, I'm so ready to do this thing! I feel like I've been awaiting it for such a long time. :)

  4. When it gets a little closer you can obsess over the hourly forecast. :-)

    Actually, looks like the weather will be close to perfect. Have a great race.


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