|Did you know their corporate office is in Seattle? YEP!|
|Another local company headquartered in Bothell!|
I have to admit I was feeling a little sad I wasn't running this race about a month ago since I've run it from the beginning, but not sad enough to shell out $130 bucks to do it ;). Two of my original running buddies are also running this for the 5th time! The 2008 Seafair Half Marathon (which Rock and Roll replaced) was also my very first half and 5 years later I will be running my 11th on Saturday.
|Katie and Lindsey to the right of me - 5 years of running together ladies!|
RACE DAY WEATHER!Providing you an accurate weather report is about the only connection I can make with my career and running so...straight from the most accurate source for weather...,NOAA, I present you with the race day forecast as of Thursday:
- Unlike last year's tricky rain forecast (which NOAA accurately predicted FYI), this year there is virtually no chance of rain before the early evening! There will be some light cloud cover but still don't forget to wear your sunscreen.
- Temps from 7-NOON will be starting in the upper 50's and shouldn't reach more than 65 by the time most of you finish.
- Super super light winds, so don't count a draft to pull you along ;)
|Chance of rain - NO chance before 5PM...woohoo!|
|Temp (in red) from 7AM-3PM. Relative humidity in green if you are into that sort of thing.|
OVERALL - Absolutely perfect running conditions in my opinion. Now you can all go plan your race day outfits confidently! I'll be wearing shorts and my Nuun singlet!
RUNNERS: Let's meetup for a pic before the race ok? If you are running or spectating near the start line come to Corral 7 around 6:40 and we'll snap a few pre-race pics.
|2012 RnR Seattle meetup photo|
CHEERERS: Not running but want to cheer? Nuun headquarters is on the course and they are setting up there own little hydration station (note: they are not the official hydration sponsor of Rock and Roll...but they should be!). Head out to 800 Maynard Avenue and get your cheer on!
QUESTION: Who will I see on the course or cheering? Anyone planning on running around a 9:30 pace and want to keep me company for 13.1 miles?