Thursday, March 25, 2010
Rain Today, Sun Tomorrow
Current Weather Forecast for Saturday:
Sky Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Chance of Rain: 4%
Winds: 15 mph from the SE
Race Director Comments: I'm starting to believe...this might be alright!
It's almost close enough to race day that I trust this forecast. Almost! I've been fooled before. I hope to see a few people at early packet pick-up (Friday, 3-6pm at Body n' Sole Sports). If you pick up your stuff on Friday, you do NOT need to check-in again on race morning. Also, on Friday afternoon, I'll have the latest trail conditions report. I'll see the rest of you on race morning (check-in from 6:00-7:15am). Race starts at 7:30am on Saturday morning at the Clinton Lake north fork boat access parking lot. NO EARLY STARTERS--everyone starts at 7:30am.
WARNING ONE: There are tons of leaves on the trail, so be wary of possible hidden rocks and roots. There aren't many rocks on the course, but there are roots. I haven't had too many problems stumbling over roots in recent training runs. Of course, after 20 miles, you'll start to let your feet drag and you may find a few roots grabbing you. This isn't a road race, so I assume if you signed-up, you are comfortable with basic trail running and the possibility of falling over rocks, roots, or fellow runners.
WARNING TWO: Even when the weather is good, the wooden bridges can be slick--almost like ice. Please be careful as you approach and go over the many small wooden bridges. With the rain today, there will still be a bit of moisture in the air (and ground) on race morning so the bridges could be very slippery. Plus, there could be some frost early Saturday morning.