What I find interesting is that 3 of the last 4 Ironman Wisconsin Competitions, which is the 2nd Sunday in September, have been competed in teperatures that exceeded 90 degrees. By the time people commence the marathon, they have been at it for 6-10 hours, and the temps are already 85-90 degrees… where the marathoners on Sunday started at 7:00 AM, when it was closer to 65-70 degrees.
I'm curious to know what people think about the comparison between IM Wisconsin temps and the temp for Mad City Marathon. I competed in each of these events and can say with certainty that the Mad City Marathon was entirely more grueling with respect to temperature and humidity than any of the “hot” IM Wisconsin races. The difference was time to acclimate to the weather…though even I believed this to be more an excuse than a reason, my body (recovery time) and trained sports docs have since convinced me this was the case.