Why though... wrote:
The question is, why TF did he take his jacket off? Did he think he was going to magically warm up, or that he was better than the entire elite field??
I love all you guys who weren't actually at Boston who think you know what it was like. The first few miles I actually heated up enough that I tossed my hat. I figured I'd run in 38 degrees before and I've run in the rain before, how bad can it get. I almost felt overdressed at the start and considered losing my under shirt. By mile 18 I couldn't use my hands. I was completely soaked through and any water in my shirt that might have heated up was immediately replaced by more freezing rain. I wasn't positive that my d!ck hadn't frozen off, but I was too afraid to check. My core temp was ok though and I never felt hypothermic till I finished, but the cold definitely sapped a ton of energy which I couldn't replace because there was no way I was going to be able to get a GU open. If you weren't tucked in to a group you faced the full force of a constant 30mph headwind with gusts even more intense. Then when you thought you couldn't get any wetter it would start pouring down on you even more. Sage did the smart thing. And now my stories about Boston 2018 can be even more hyperbolic given that even Sage had to drop out.