Faster moving front = lots of happy runners/walkersSeptember 12th, 2012 at 7:31 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
We are still under the influence of high pressure–we’ve been talking about it all week! It’s east of us, and we’ve started to see the southerly flow on the backside of the high, which has helped to develop a gradual warming trend across the area. Yesterday we topped out at 77-degrees… and today we will likely push into the lower 80s. Sunshine continues, so don’t forget to put on that sunblock! Even though it’s been feeling like fall, the sun’s rays are still strong and we do have a high UV Index of 7 this afternoon. As far as sunblock goes, the dermatologist told me that expensive is not necessarily better. He said there was a survey done that people actually shy away from the cheaper brands… probably thinking they didn’t work as well. That is not the case!! They all work the same. His advice is start cheap and small. Once you find something you like–stick with it. And use it every day
I hope you don’t get tired of hearing my sunblock/skin cancer facts. Better yet, I hope you remember them, and maybe pass a few on to your friends and family.
I do have some good news for the weekend! The front that looked like it would arrive Saturday is now trending FASTER, and is more progressive. It will be approaching the area Friday morning:
It should be in and out by Friday evening! Expect scattered showers through the day–best shot will be in the afternoon, behind the front. Temperatures will also trend cooler for Friday and Saturday. Highs with clouds & potential rain Friday will be in the lower-mid 70s… and Saturday morning for the Air Force Marathon will be cooler and less humid than it previously looked. Right now, the forecast is for really NICE running weather!! Let’s hope this holds:
As far as half-training, I did 8 miles Sunday… 5 miles Monday… took yesterday off… and I’m doing my last run today. I’m shooting for a quick three miles right after work, before it gets too warm. WITH my “Sport” sunblock on, of course My daughter has recently gotten pretty good at riding her big-girl bike with training wheels–so much so that I need to jog to keep up with her. This is VERY exciting to me, bcs she is at the age that the jogging stroller is getting to be a “baby” thing to her. So now we have another option. Of course, she can’t go three miles… maybe more like one mile. Anyway, I may end up with a four mile total if we go out again during the afternoon. And who knows, maybe we’ll do another one mile on Thursday. But Friday is REST day with a pasta dinner for sure!! Getting nervous and excited for the weekend!!! Good luck to everyone finishing up training this week!