Out in Cali
CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 5:56AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Looking at the forecast now looks like anywhere from 25-35 mph winds coming from the south. Doesn't the course essentially run south to southwest?

How do you this will impact the race?
40 mph wind & lightning
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 8:15AM - in reply to Out in Cali Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Out in Cali wrote:

Looking at the forecast now looks like anywhere from 25-35 mph winds coming from the south. Doesn't the course essentially run south to southwest?

How do you this will impact the race?


Looks like a west-south-west course with winds blowing from the south. Between the heavy showers, thunderstorms and wind, it's going to be a miserable day.
invasion of the spambots
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 9:07AM - in reply to Out in Cali Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
race is canceled....
CIMist
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 9:55AM - in reply to invasion of the spambots Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Race has started. Oak Ave is flooded. Re-routing...distance????
Christina Abernathy
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 10:02AM - in reply to CIMist Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
latest wind gust was a 39MPH gust with heavy rain.....look at the radar, it looks miserable
invasion of the spambots
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 10:52AM - in reply to invasion of the spambots Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
ah my bad. Thought this was for the North Face Endurace Challenge near SF. The events today were cancelled.
Lorenzo the Magnificent
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 11:08AM - in reply to Out in Cali Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That's got to be terribly discouraging, putting in months of work then facing no possibility of a good time.
virginia runner
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 1:04PM - in reply to Lorenzo the Magnificent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Lorenzo the Magnificent wrote:

That's got to be terribly discouraging, putting in months of work then facing no possibility of a good time.
doubly so for those who were running CIM because of NY's cancellation
The Animal Within
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 4:30PM - in reply to Christina Abernathy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ive run som awful races: two 90+ degree LA Marathons, another was Las Vegas in 2003 with 50+ mph headwinds on the point to point couse thanks to a desert wind storm. One of the worst though was CIM in 2001. Headwinds, rain, it was brutal!!!
Kevin52
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 4:43PM - in reply to virginia runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

virginia runner wrote:

doubly so for those who were running CIM because of NY's cancellation


A buddy of mine who was in NY bailed from CIM at the last min.
Kevin52
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 4:47PM - in reply to Lorenzo the Magnificent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Lorenzo the Magnificent wrote:

That's got to be terribly discouraging, putting in months of work then facing no possibility of a good time.





After watching the weather all week I thought it could have been worse. No lightening, just a lot of rain that was steady until 2 min after I finished... Of course.

The wind was the big factor and going south it was in your face @ 35+ mph and that crap hurt, felt like light hail. At least that only went on for 3-4 miles as I recall... But it was all a blur, literally as I wear glasses. I felt like I was running at night for at least the first hour.

I don't know about anyone else, but I felt my fitness was the best it has been in some time and I ran ~5 min (or 2.5%) slower than I thought I could.
Ran the race
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 4:52PM - in reply to Kevin52 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ran the race this morning. That was tough. Winds were very strong at the beginning and then again after mile 6 (which is why you see decent splits for the first 6 miles). Miles 7-9 were about 20-30 seconds slower than miles 2-6. Rain picked up at around mile 10 and felt like hail.

Lots of people dropping out. Fun course, I can see how it is pretty fast when the weather cooperates, but it felt like a fight from the start.
Rbyrne
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 5:54PM - in reply to The Animal Within Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I remember that vegas race.. I was pacing a friend, we were leading and bailed at 18 miles..
40 mph wind & lightning
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 6:06PM - in reply to Kevin52 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Kevin52 wrote:

[quote]Lorenzo the Magnificent wrote:

That's got to be terribly discouraging, putting in months of work then facing no possibility of a good time.[quote]




After watching the weather all week I thought it could have been worse. No lightening, just a lot of rain that was steady until 2 min after I finished... Of course.

The wind was the big factor and going south it was in your face @ 35+ mph and that crap hurt, felt like light hail. At least that only went on for 3-4 miles as I recall... But it was all a blur, literally as I wear glasses. I felt like I was running at night for at least the first hour.

I don't know about anyone else, but I felt my fitness was the best it has been in some time and I ran ~5 min (or 2.5%) slower than I thought I could.


Given the conditions, missing your goal by 5 minutes sounds like a succesful race.
Kevin52
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 6:23PM - in reply to 40 mph wind & lightning Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

40 mph wind & lightning wrote:

Given the conditions, missing your goal by 5 minutes sounds like a succesful race.


The more I see I think you are right. Have to agree with "ran the race" it felt like a fight for me early too, so I tossed the goal out the window and just tried not too fight it too much in the first half.

Sounds like it was worse for the fast people with the worst of the storm blowing through before I got there.
JeffT
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/2/2012 7:55PM - in reply to Out in Cali Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I ran it. Luckily, it was somewhat warm. If that same rain and wind came on a cold day, it would have been much worse with many probably getting hypothermia. Even so, with it being as warm as it was, it was still tough and quite an experience.
gregmacd
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/3/2012 2:52PM - in reply to Kevin52 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I ran a 3:04:44, but would have run a sub-3 on a dry cold day. Several runners at the finish were also estimating they would have been 5 minutes faster if they weren't running in a car wash in a wind tunnel!
flatulus
RE: CIM - 35 mph headwind? 12/6/2012 1:20AM - in reply to gregmacd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I ran 2:55 but I don't think it was 5minutes slow. Maybe 3.