Friday, March 26, 2010

Calm Before the Storm

We have less than 24 hours to go until the race starts!  Is this the calm before the storm?  It doesn't seem very calm around my house.  Runner goodie bags are everywhere, food for aid stations is scattered around the kitchen, 2-liter sodas are lined up like they are about to march into battle, and awards & prizes are waiting to be given away.  The full supply list is being double-checked and coordinated with other volunteers.  How many pizzas are being delivered?  Who buys the ice?  Where are all the 5-gal water coolers?  No running water at the race start?  Where is that darn volunteer list?  Do I have enough t-shirts for the vols?  How many water cups?  Finish line clock and chute?  How's all this stuff getting out to the race?  When do we leave to set-up in the morning?  4am!  Things are not calm.  At least the weather seems to be cooperating.

Current Weather Forecast for Saturday:
Low: 30
High: 56
Sky Conditions: Partly Sunny turning Mostly Cloudy
Chance of Rain: 3%
Winds: 10-12 mph from the SE
Race Director Comments: It's going to be good!

We had rain yesterday, but it wasn't too heavy and it was spread out over the whole day.  I think most of it will have soaked into the ground.  Lots of sun today. The trail should be in good shape.  I'll have an official trail report this afternoon.  GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE RUNNERS!

Remember, I'll be at Body n' Sole from 3-6pm today for the early packet pick-up.

4 comments:

Judy Tolliver said...

Thanks for all your hard work and encouragement, Chris. See you tomorrow!

Chris said...

You're going to do great Judy! Rest up, those hills will make you tired tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Wait Chris, you mean there are hill? You promised good weather and that you would eliminate any hills!

THANKS for your hard work. 125 runners appreciate everything you do.

Anonymous said...

we removed all the hills today during the pre-race course review hike...it took 5 hours