Climate change is creating dangerous conditions for road racing.
Run at sunrise or not at all for me
thanks for the newsletter! Pretty insightful, but I would just move starting times to the morning. Or to Hamburg, we have rain here in the middle of summer, which is good for running, but bad for vacation vibes.
I like white trail shoes, it shows your achievements on the trail. :)
I may be the only one (other than Des) who seems to be a bit unfazed by the noon start time. If I recall correctly, the last marathon trials started at the same hour (maybe 11am?). It was a very cold, windy, and unpleasant day in Atlanta. And the last time I raced in Florida was a half marathon in Clearwater in late January. The race started in the morning below 40F. I recognize that these are small anecdotal instances, (and the Clearwater race temp seemed to be unusual for them).
But I also think that a tape delay is fine. Any of the potential "new audience" that the noon TV start time is trying to capture isn't going to have the results spoiled by Fast Women on Threads, so there won't be a ton of spoilers for that hoped-for audience.
As a person running in Texas 75 would be so nice right now. We are out running at 5:30am and it was 88. But I understand this would not be ideal especially if you're not used to the heat and humidity for such a long distance.