Seems like the weather could play an important factor on Sunday after all.
All winter long, Southern California has been dry and rather uneventful. We've had periods of cold (SoCal cold) and some other warm spells but other than that, it's been rather mild.
So of course, a storm is supposed to blow into town on the weekend, making for a potentially wet and wild LA Marathon.
I missed the wetness of a year ago, when the LA Marathon had perhaps its most rain-filled day in years if not ever. Several of my friends who ran it that day said it was the worst weather they've ever run in. Nice. Think about that for a minute - horrid weather over 26.2 miles. Yikes.
I wasn't quite worried though since I figured how often does lightning strike twice? Turns out, quite often.
I've run in the rain before of course. Many times. I enjoy it to be honest. But this is a bit different. A marathon is challenging enough without the weather throwing a wrench into the whole thing. Now of course we have to worry about not only the pesky 26.2 miles but also whether we're going to stay dry or not.
Ultimately I'm not going to fret too much. If it rains, it rains. If it's cool and overcast, great. I think we'll be able to get a better read later in the week anyway, although rain seems inevitable at this point.
Either way, I'm going to go for marathon glory this weekend, wet skies or not.