I can't decide. I've done this race several times and, on one hand, it always seems to be the coldest, windiest day of the year and, on the other hand, it always seems to be a fun time! Especially a few years back when they were handing out warm Gatorade near mile 11 on a bitter cold day! Who would have thought that warm Gatorade could taste so good?
But this year... Training is a little behind and I'm not feeling fully motivated.
I'll be there again this year. I agree that it tends to be one of the colder days of the year, but it really fits in good with my training and you can't argue about the tough course and how it prepares you for Boston.
This will be my first Derry and I am really pyyching myself out on this, the cold and it being the heaviest snowfall in New England in a 100 years. 16 miles is pretty darn long in any weather, funniest advice I got was to bring THREE gloves ..