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It's gonna be chilllllllllllllly

And it's finally time to start looking at the weather for this weekend's marathon.
And it's going to be cold.  Probably 44º when it finishes.  With rain showers at 7:30.  Seriously.  The first wave start is at 7:30 and everyone else (including me) starts (sort-of) at 8.  (By sort-of I mean it usually takes about a half hour or more for everyone to even cross the start line.  45,000 people is a lot.  They have a new start system this year that I'm not too excited about for many reasons, but we'll see how it goes.) 

I'm not even going to complain because I can't control the weather and it's not 100º so this is what it is.  

Now.  What do I wear?

Here's a quick reminder that I trained through one of the hottest Chicago summers so clearly I am not prepared for this weather.

I don't like to wear anything for the marathon that I haven't worn for a 20 mile run.  All my 20 mile runs I wore shorts and a tee.  The old runner saying 'nothing new on race day.'  It's for a reason.

I have running leggings, which ultimately I think I will wear, but it makes me nervous.  I wore them for a 12 mile run a couple weeks ago and even though I didn't have any chafing after that run, I could feel places that will be uncomfortable.  

I have one running turtleneck that I don't want to wear because I think it will be too warm.  (It's more winter wear.)  I have the tee I was always planning on wearing and maybe wear a long sleeve tee over it that I can throw on the side of the road when I get warm enough?  I have some gloves I won't mind pitching too.


There are many, many, many other thoughts about this running through my mind that I won't bore you with.

This will be my coldest marathon by at least 20º+.  I just don't know what to do.  

Who knows, maybe I will really like it?


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