Obviously, the Boston Marathon is not going to be rained out. The weather will have to be particularly bad in order for them to cancel the race. However, it is looking more and more likely as though my goals of going sub 2:40 are going to have some further complications.
Wednesday, April 11 – As the Boston Athletic Association continues to make preparations for Monday’s Boston Marathon, we are monitoring the upcoming weather conditions forecast for this area. Based on the National Weather Service’s most recent report and in cooperation with the Executive Office of Public Safety (Commonwealth of Massachusetts) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, together with the eight cities and towns along the 26.2-mile marathon route, we are planning for likely heavy rain and windy conditions on race day. However, all race day plans remain the same. The Boston Athletic Association advises participants in Monday’s race to plan accordingly for their run, bringing with them gear and apparel to suit the conditions. The B.A.A. will continue to update its web site as necessary.
It looks like I am going to be wet and miserable before the race, and will have trouble staying dry during the race. I suppose it is a good thing that I don’t trust weather forecasters! I’ll still make my goals.