A cold front is passing through this morning, but hardly noticeable with only stray showers. Often the really cool air hangs back ‘behind the mountains’ an extra day. So the winds today will help to push us back into the 60s. But that it is it! The cold air spills in tonight and the winds increase during the race Saturday, the good news is the threat of a frost and freeze will begin a day later – Sunday. The focus of this post is for everyone going to the Baltimore Running Festival. I will have more specific details and suggested race weather gear this evening as we get our clothing ready the night before…
Most runners can deal with cool air as our bodies feel like it is 10 to 15 degrees warmer outside after we get into our groove. But wind can push you around. Sometimes from the back which is welcome. But a head wind can be worse than running uphill. I will highlight the specifics on the race course this evening. For now, here is a look at the wind comparison in two sliders. The first today, the second on race day Saturday.
Temperature Saturday Morning: Pre-Race
The breeze in the morning will gradually increase as the sun gets higher in the sky and the air mixes more. Typically after 10 AM we notice the day turning windy. I’d plan for 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts. The specifics of the direction on the course- relating to head or tail wind- I will detail in my race weather post this evening.
Temperature Saturday: Post Race
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