Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Let's take a moment and reflect briefly on all the half marathons I did in 2010.

The Annual Rite of Spring (Showers) Get In Gear Half Marathon
The (Downpour During the Miserably Muggy) Inaugural Red, White & Boom Half Marathon
The (Super-Soaker) U.S. Half Marathon
See a pattern?

Now, I love running in the rain just as much as the next runner. I also really love running half marathons. However, something about the two just doesn't quite mesh for me. I'm ready to run a half marathon in somewhat pleasant conditions already! My recent training has gone by smoothly, I've had some promising training runs, and I feel like I've put in a good amount of work for this upcoming race (because, after all, I can't let runner's rambles down on what was supposed to be her birthday run!).

So what will L.A. have in store for me this weekend?

BOOYAH! Just 10% change of precipitation! Let's hope this forecast stays similar, the temps stay low, and the sun stays away Sunday morning, because, after a year of crummy half marathon weather, I want to see what it's like running 13.1 in good conditions! This weekend is going be one big cupcake-craving, photo-boothing, commemorative caricature-ing, pizza-eating, half-marathoning party for Mrs. Rad Runner and me!


20 comments:

  1. Yay for no rain in L.A. Try coming to Oregon...good grief...rain galore! :) Good luck to you this weekend!

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  2. I have tagged you in the Stylish Blogger Award post that will go up tomorrow. I'll be out of town for work so I am letting you know early. Love your blog, cheers to some better weather in 2011!

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  3. Have fun this weekend, looks like a great forecast. Sure, rain is OK but no rain is much, much better!

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  4. This one is yours Lady!! I am sure that you will kick it into high gear and kick some ass:) Good luck to you this weekend A! I can't wait for the race report....take lots of pictures...pretty please:)

    Love and hugs!

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  5. Have a good and dry one this weekend. After your race hopefully it will start raining. Gosh, we need more rains here in CA and it seems we are hitting a dry spell again.

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  6. 60's and sun would feel so good right now!!!! Good luck this weekend - Have fun and run FAST!

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  7. Yayyyyy have a GREAT time girlie!

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  8. YAY for great weather.

    race weather looks fab here in AZ too.!

    ROCK IT!

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  9. You chicks go rock this thang and HAVE LOTSA FUN!!!

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  10. SOLD!!! Im totally sold, where can I buy the vacation fun package at the bottem of this post??? OH WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS ME!
    (mint on pillow and all)

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  11. P.s. weather update-
    still 10% chance-pff
    71 degrees as a high and partly cloudy perFECT

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  12. i'm scared to say this but i never had rain for a marathon. only a 5k. hope i didn't jinx myself!

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  13. Looks like an awesome weekend ahead. Good luck and enjoy!

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  14. Hey A!

    The weather for the Monster Dash 1/2 this year was really quite nice for running.

    Good luck this weekend! Have fun!

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  15. Ugh enough with the rain! have a great time this weekend and stay DRY!

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  16. Are you doing the Kaiser half in Golden Gate park on 2/6? It will be my first and Im worried about the cold weather and rain! Any advice on adverse weather, since you are a pro in it?

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  17. Wow, kudos to you for running so many races in the rain! I hope this weekend's weather is perfect and that you have a great race!

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  18. That's a sweet medal!!! too bad I have to run RNRAZ next year or I would have ran this one just for the medal. Hey what's your MM#??? Mine is 790

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