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<span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Any other ‘Kickers’ running the New Bedford (MA) Half-Marathon Sunday? I ran it last year for the first time. Chilly and windy. Looks like we’re going to have similar conditions this year (as if the hills aren’t bad enough).</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Dan</span></span>
 

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I'm running this for the first time. The forecast I see now is 15 mph winds in the upper 30ºs. That's better than the 20 mph winds they forecasted yesterday, hoping it looks even better tomorrow. I'm excited to run a flatter half marathon, only run a couple other incredibly hilly ones <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I'll be running it for the 3rd time. Notoriously windy. The forecast humors me:<br><br><b>Sunday:</b> Snow likely before 3pm, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind between 8 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.<br><br>
Typical New Bedford ... it'll be <i>fun</i> those three miles along the water. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Yeah...fun! Like the quote in my signature says.....<br><br>
But in a month and a half I'm be out in Indianapolis for the Indy Mini. That'll be my 6th consecutive. No matter what the weather is for that...it's ALWAYS better than at the NB Half.<br><br>
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Well, the weather wasn't all that bad. Rain/snow held off and we didn't hit much wind until around the 8th mile or so...when we got down by the water. It got a bit chilly then too. But any chance of a decent time were gone for me by then. I had to stop four (4) time before the 3 mile mark. First to pee, then my right shoe kept coming untied. Finally I tied it in a triple knot and it held. But it kept me from getting into any good pace. I don't know what the problem was. I've run several long training runs in those shoes and they've never come untied. Then suddenly...three times in three miles. WTF???<br><br>
Dan
 
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