What to wear for Stonecat 50? Hmmm…. Based on the weather forecast, I’m thinking I might settle on this get-up:
I’m like everyone else in that I check the weather prior to any race. I try to avoid getting stressed out about it, but use it more to be as prepared as possible for whatever conditions I get that day. I’d prefer a bright, cool-ish day of course. You know, the kind where you start out in layers and slowly lose the layers as the race goes on. 50 miles is a brand spankin’ new distance for me, so I imagine there may be lots of layering, stripping, re-layering, stripping again. Rinse, repeat.
Since I can’t control Monster (oops, of course I meant Mother) Nature, I’ll choose to control how I pack and how I mentally manage a potentially 12 hour day of running. I’ll be prepared for sun, rain, wind, snow, and even locusts. I’ve trained too well to be distracted by a hurricane. I am woman-runner, hear me roar!