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Old 10-07-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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So much for our Phoenix, Arizona weather being unbearable after reading about the Chicago Marathon being cancelled due to 88F temps and high humidity.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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So much for our Phoenix, Arizona weather being unbearable after reading about the Chicago Marathon being cancelled due to 88F temps and high humidity.

Yes, it's the humidity that's the real killer because
88F isn't that hot if it's dry.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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and this news makes Phoenix weather bearable now some how? This is unusual for it to be this warm.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here they had the ironman competition and it was over 90!
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: yeah
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88? What the hell is wrong with people?
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:56 PM
 
Location: moving again
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88? What the hell is wrong with people?
HUMIDITY!
(Its bad!)
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I wish it would cool down, I live in Arkansas and it is 80 degrees with humidity at 85% right now at 9 pm.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:21 PM
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88? What the hell is wrong with people?
It is very rare for it to be this warm in October (we broke a record that was set in the 1940's today) and the marathon organizers were not prepared for the heat (there was not enough water) nor were the casual runners who are used to running in cooler temperatures.

So for those of you in warmer temperatures who would mock us, well, how about we send over our traditional February cold front over to you and see exactly how well your respective metros would handle coordinating an event on an unexpected windy subzero temperature day.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It is very rare for it to be this warm in October (we broke a record that was set in the 1940's today) and the marathon organizers were not prepared for the heat (there was not enough water) nor were the casual runners who are used to running in cooler temperatures.
Not to mention, 74% of the runners are from outside of Illinois, such as the gentlemen puking his guts out next to me in the med tent at the finish line. He was from Dallas.

The combo of heat/humidity today was absolutely brutal, especially when you don't train to run a marathon in it. In fact, you are supposed to restrict the long runs over the summer to early morning or evening to avoid running in this kind of heat.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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As a long-distance runner myself who is training for Scranton's 2008 Steamtown Marathon, I can tell you that the humidity can be absolutely BRUTAL to your body! I can't believe some of you are mocking us for collapsing in 88-degree weather; the humidity can easily crank that heat index up into the mid-90s! Personally, I want to know what the frig is going up with our climate over the past several years. Scranton is expected to shatter its high temperature record tomorrow by at least seven degrees, with the mercury rising into the mid-80s. One month from now we'll be shoveling snow from our driveways. What the hell happened to Fall? Our leaves haven't even changed colors yet, and they're already falling from the trees!

P.S. To the person who said "What is wrong with you people," let me send you the same storm that hit Scranton this past Valentine's Day---a foot of snow and a half-foot of ICE. We were only crippled for about five days. I want to see how well those of you in California or Arizona would be able to handle that, especially when I laugh to see schools closing in the Sunbelt when only FLURRIES are predicted! We're not the only ones ill-prepared to handle weather extremes.

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