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ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby HCcD » Thu May 08, 2014 9:07 am

With just over 2 weeks to go, before Ottawa Race Weekend ... Time to start obsessing about the weather, don't you think? ... Ha !!! :shifty: :lol: :wink:

Currently, on AccuWeather ... the forecast calls for Sunny with Clouds and a High of 23c for the weekend ...

http://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/ottawa/k1n/daily-weather-forecast/55487?day=16
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby n_fraser » Thu May 08, 2014 9:12 am

Oh man. This is the first race I've done where I'm fully and deeply weather obsessed. I want it to be 1 degree and cloudy.

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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby purdy65 » Thu May 08, 2014 9:24 am

A little on the warm side, but I don't think TOO warm for bunny pace for me. Definitely utilizing the fuel belt though!
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Postby NMG » Thu May 08, 2014 3:45 pm

LOL, I was just talking about this with a work colleague today. I'm with n_fraser, +1 and cloudy would be sublime!

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Postby Jwolf » Thu May 08, 2014 7:51 pm

NMG wrote:LOL, I was just talking about this with a work colleague today. I'm with n_fraser, +1 and cloudy would be sublime!


wow, you easterners are tough. That's way too cold.

Us silly west-coasters need to start a weather obsessing thread about an upcoming marathon on the same day...
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Postby Kelodie » Fri May 09, 2014 5:48 am

I would be happy with 10C and cloudy, with just a very light breeze to cool us down.
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby ngcaper » Fri May 09, 2014 1:39 pm

I'm the odd ball here...+25 and sunny and I'd be in heaven. I'd even take a humidex. That would allow me to finish, head home have a beer and pop in the pool. This +1 stuff, your nuts!!!

That said I'm in Orlando the week before the race, get home Friday of race weekend. I'll get to heat adapt in that soup they call weather in Orlando in May.
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby NMG » Fri May 09, 2014 6:50 pm

ngcaper wrote:I'm the odd ball here...+25 and sunny and I'd be in heaven. I'd even take a humidex


If that's the forecast, I'm not even getting out of bed, LOL :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Postby purdy65 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:56 am

Hmm... a little warm! Glad the race starts early!. The sun is nice though!
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby mas_runner » Mon May 12, 2014 9:03 am

Doing the 10km evening race this year, it's usually pretty humid. Not too worried about that, it's the wind that's bothering me. Yesterday's run was tough tough tough due to the crazy wind. :help:
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby NMG » Mon May 19, 2014 11:25 am

That earlier forecast looks to be holding with Saturday and Sunday both showing sunny with lows of 13 and highs of 23-24!

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Postby HCcD » Mon May 19, 2014 11:32 am

NMG wrote:That earlier forecast looks to be holding with Saturday and Sunday both showing sunny with lows of 13 and highs of 23-24!


Good thing 25c was your threshold, eh!!! Ha !!! ;p
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby NMG » Mon May 19, 2014 11:58 am

HCcD wrote:
NMG wrote:That earlier forecast looks to be holding with Saturday and Sunday both showing sunny with lows of 13 and highs of 23-24!


Good thing 25c was your threshold, eh!!! Ha !!! ;p


LOL!!!!

Right now I'm just thankful that my corral gets going at 9:15. I figure that by the time I'm getting close to leaving Gatineau, I'll be able to gut out the rest :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Postby HCcD » Tue May 20, 2014 6:25 am

Surprisingly, forecast appears to be holding true for race weekend .... with a low of 11C and high of 23-24C w/ 28C humidex, later on in the day ...

I suspect it's gonna be a realy hot and humid one on Saturday evening for the 5K / 10K events ... :help: :help: :help: :shock: :?
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby mas_runner » Tue May 20, 2014 8:04 am

HCcD wrote:Surprisingly, forecast appears to be holding true for race weekend .... with a low of 11C and high of 23-24C w/ 28C humidex, later on in the day ...

I suspect it's gonna be a realy hot and humid one on Saturday evening for the 5K / 10K events ... :help: :help: :help: :shock: :?


What was the wind like on the canal this weekend? Strength / direction? [disclaimer: I know I am walking straight into a fart joke...]
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby HCcD » Tue May 20, 2014 8:12 am

mas_runner wrote:
HCcD wrote:Surprisingly, forecast appears to be holding true for race weekend .... with a low of 11C and high of 23-24C w/ 28C humidex, later on in the day ...

I suspect it's gonna be a realy hot and humid one on Saturday evening for the 5K / 10K events ... :help: :help: :help: :shock: :?


What was the wind like on the canal this weekend? Strength / direction? [disclaimer: I know I am walking straight into a fart joke...]


Why ya asking me ?? :what: :help: :shifty:

Most of the winds that we have had the past two weeks or so, have been mostly from the West ...

According, to the forecast for the weekend, it will appear to be be South at 5kph / 10kph gusts .. and, on Sunday .. SW at 8kph / 18kph gusts ....

Think, on Saturday evening for the 5K and 10K events ... at 28C humidex ... you would actually want some wind ... Ha !!! :shifty:
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby mas_runner » Tue May 20, 2014 8:30 am

HCcD wrote:
Why ya asking me ?? :what: :help: :shifty:



I thought you ran down by the canal this weekend?
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby HCcD » Tue May 20, 2014 8:32 am

mas_runner wrote:
HCcD wrote:
Why ya asking me ?? :what: :help: :shifty:



I thought you ran down by the canal this weekend?


Nope ... Western Parkway and, between the 7.5K-15K of the 1/2 Marathon Course ... avoided the Canal like the plague ... Ha !!! :shifty: :lol: :wink:
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby mas_runner » Tue May 20, 2014 8:36 am

HCcD wrote:
mas_runner wrote:
HCcD wrote:
Why ya asking me ?? :what: :help: :shifty:



I thought you ran down by the canal this weekend?


Nope ... Western Parkway and, between the 7.5K-15K of the 1/2 Marathon Course ... avoided the Canal like the plague ... Ha !!! :shifty: :lol: :wink:


Ah, oops, my mistake...
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5th Sep 2015 - Run Ottawa free 5km - 21:05
21st Jun 2015 - UR 4 Men's Cancers 10km - 45:45
16th Jun 2013 - UR 4 Men's Cancers 15km - 1:11:44
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12th Apr 2015 - EY R4R Half Marathon - 1:41:15
26th May 2013 - Ottawa Marathon - 3:43:51

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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby HCcD » Tue May 20, 2014 8:51 am

mas_runner wrote:
HCcD wrote:
mas_runner wrote:
HCcD wrote:
Why ya asking me ?? :what: :help: :shifty:



I thought you ran down by the canal this weekend?


Nope ... Western Parkway and, between the 7.5K-15K of the 1/2 Marathon Course ... avoided the Canal like the plague ... Ha !!! :shifty: :lol: :wink:


Ah, oops, my mistake...


Having said that, if you plan to run anymore this week, may be best to run in the late afternoon / evening, to get a bit acclimated to this hot/humid stuff, as the wind will be the last of your concerns, imo ... :wink:
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby NMG » Tue May 20, 2014 4:48 pm

I'm hoping for a nice breeze, LOL!

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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby purdy65 » Wed May 21, 2014 1:35 pm

Help! Any warmer and my pace bunny duties could be affected! Though I'm usually pretty good in heat. At least the race starts early.
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby HCcD » Thu May 22, 2014 12:49 pm

Current forecast calls for 14C at 7am start time and up to 22C by noon, mostly sunny .. with about a going from about 74% humidity down to 50% ...
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Re: ORW - Weather Obsession Thread

Postby Avis » Thu May 22, 2014 2:35 pm

HCcD wrote:Current forecast calls for 14C at 7am start time and up to 22C by noon, mostly sunny .. with about a going from about 74% humidity down to 50% ...

This all sounds better than when I ran in Ottawa two years ago. Remember? The predicted highs that weekend were around 30!
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