Every year this has been one hard race. Last year I attempted the "Full Boogie" (50 miles). I finished DFL (and some might say I really didn't finish at all since I was past the cut-off!). But still loved it. It was HOT! It was HUMID! And it was HILLY . . . as always! Other years I've done the "Baby Boogie" - 26 miles of the same HEAT, HUMIDITY and HILLS!! In all the years I've done this race the coolest it has ever been at the start (6 PM) was last year's 94°! Usually its warmer then that!
That is just what The Boogie is . . . But this year it looks like things will be WAY different!
The weather forecast this year says Saturday's high temperature will be 81°. WHAT?? 81°!! You've got to be kidding me!
No HEAT! No HUMIDITY! Only the hills remain . . .
|Starting down Bethel Hill|
Yesterday, I sent this e-mail to Doug "Boogieman" Dawkins (Race Director) -
"Are you going to cancel Boogie this year due to the predicted terrible weather? . . . Cloudy with some sun . . . 81° high.
This is going to TOTALLY spoil the Boogie reputation if we have it!!!"
Doug's response . . .
"No, but long sleeves, gloves and knit headgear may be an option."
So . . . if Doug insists on having the race as scheduled I guess I'll still go. It's always fun to see everyone. Boogie is almost like an annual clan meeting that every family member must attend! But is just won't be the same this year.
Maybe there will be more snakes than usual . . .