If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
With 500+ television channels today, the only people who are going to sit and watch a bunch of skinny people run through the streets of Orlando for two hours are the most diehard running fans. 100x as many people will watch the next ridiculous Matt Choi video than will watch the Marathon Trials.
I'm looking forward to watching the race. There are more unknowns this cycle. Last cycle I feel like pretty much everyone figured Rupp would run away with it. This year it seems like the race might be up for grabs between five or so guys. The women's side should be interest too.
When they finalize the TV times, I'll just add an hour and 20 minutes to that and start watching then.
I love the sport, but I have zero interest in watching a TV broadcast of the first hour plus where almost nothing will happen, they'll fill time with "interest" stories (mostly about certain runners being moms) and I have to listen to annoying commentary in general.
Thank goodness! Still not perfect, but a lot better. That'll make about a 5 degree temperature difference and less overhead sunshine. This will make times about a minute faster. We could see the entire top 3 men be sub 2:10, and the tope 3 women sub 2:25
I would like to drive over from Tampa and watch it. I am thinking of volunteering. (I see that you can on the USATF web site). But I don't want to volunteer and be stuck cleaning toilets or picking up trash. I would like to watch the event.
These Olympic Trial threads seem to be a gathering place of letsrun sub, sub elite hobbie joggers that pretend they are something special by bashing those much faster, talented and more accomplished than them.
Either that or they pretend they have zero interest whatsoever in the trials yet feel compelled to offer their many opinions on them.
Marathon running is the only outdoor sporting event with so many pansies that feel that they must have the most ideal weather conditions. Triathlon, Ultra and even shorter distance Track and field don't whine like this. But it is not international. It seems to only be in the US where there are so many snowflakes.
I love this sport and I'm going to watch no matter what time it starts. I don't understand the dweebs talking about no one is going to watch, blah blah blah. Who cares what you think? Don't watch. I haven't watched an NFL game in a few years. Does anyone care? No and that doesn't bother me.
You don’t know how to read weather data. Official data comes from the airport in a rural area 20 miles north. The course itself is in a sink, so weather can be slightly to significantly different than Sanford.
I don’t know when your measurements were recorded, but humidity is nearly always higher in the morning everywhere in the world on any given day. The dewpoint in the evening in Florida during the summer and any time during the winter will be very close. Humidity is such an inaccurate portrayal of actual conditions.
But the biggest thing you missed is a cold front went through that day and the temps and dewpoint actually plummeted after it screamed through. February is tornado season and these systems are very common. Go to school/work in a jacket and pants. Come home in shorts and hit the beach. And vice versa. Looking at one data point makes you look like a newb.