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Discussion: Rain

in: stever; stever > 2017-05-25

May 28, 2017 1:40 PM # 
But was it warm? :-)

My most memorable rain race was an 8k in Albany NY with a thunderstorm overhead in the middle of it. Tried not to jump too high when thunderclaps hit! (It wasn't in the wide open but on tree lined streets; otherwise they might have stopped th race.)
May 30, 2017 3:29 AM # 
Had one of those lightning, thunder, may be this is stupid to be out here days at this race last summer. In comparison, this was nothing. Just super soggy, splooshy.

My worst rain race was couple years back at Forest Park, Springfield, mid winter, a snowstorm 10k. The roads were covered with ice, it was 32F, and it was raining hard. The rain was hard enough to flood the iced roads with about half an inch of water, making them incredibly slippery. If the road had a slight a crown, you couldn't even run straight. You would slowly drift to one side. Saw many people fall. Everyone was soaked through by the end, and risking hypothermia. I've never been so cold.
May 30, 2017 6:25 PM # 
That sounds like one they should have canceled.
May 30, 2017 7:22 PM # 
Forest Park don't cancel. Something like 36 years now.. 12 week winter series, I remember the one Steve refers to - I wore O-Rocs (for a road race) and got it done that much quicker.

I won one of the summer series races (XC) once because a tornado was rolling through Springfield a mile away, turnout was pretty dismal, but as I hadn't listened to radio, I just thought it was kind of windy until after the race...
May 30, 2017 7:27 PM # 
Oops... I stand corrected, I changed out of the O-Rocs, probably because they were so wet from my first run
May 30, 2017 10:00 PM # 
That Springfield tornado was amazing. I remember being astounded/appalled by news coverage/video of the waterspout as it crossed over the Connecticut River. Can't imagine running during it.
May 31, 2017 12:42 AM # 
It was kind of surreal..., not as wierd as the '78 (?) tornado at Bradley Field. I was only a teen then but remember the sky getting really strange color - kind of a glowy greenish - orange hue..

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