St. Jude Countdown

29 11 2010

So you’ve done your training, you’ve practiced your pre-race dinner, and you know how and what to eat and drink while you run, the only variable left is the weather and what to wear – what’s your plan?

Most weather forecasts are predicting a St. Jude Marathon weekend pre-race low around 38 and a race-day high of 62 with a 20% chance of precipitation.  That puts the starting-gun temperature in the low 40s and maybe rising into the low-to-mid 50s by the time some folks are finishing the marathon.  It looks like it should be a dry day, too.  These are great conditions!

It depends on your own hot/cold nature, but, for many, a day like this will warrant shorts or light-weight capris and a short-sleeve or light-weight long-sleeve shirt.  Some short-sleeved folks might wear arm warmers and/or lightweight gloves.  Some will wear a light-weight cap for a little bit of warmth and to keep the sun out of their eyes.  This year will be an easy one to plan for since chances are that you’ve already run in conditions like these during your training (unlike some St. Judes’ past when the temps took a last-minute drop).

If you tend to be chilly, wear an extra long-sleeved shirt at the starting line and shed it when you warm up.  (Remember to throw it out of the way of the folks running behind you.)  Wearable discarded clothes will be donated to local shelters.

From your friends here at Fleet Feet Sports in Sunny Memphis, Tennessee – may you run like the wind!


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29 11 2010
Mike Adams

Weather and temps looks great! 40’s and low 50’s is perfect half and marathon weather!!! Cant wait!

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