Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Note on the Winslow Half Marathon Course

The Winslow Half Marathon course is funny. It doesn't care that it was your first race ever last year and that you've done a ton of running since then. It doesn't care that you ran the Fayetteville Half with bronchitis and PR'd, or that you ran Hogeye. It doesn't care that you ran a 50k at Hobbs. It doesn't care that you're training for a 50-miler in October. It doesn't care. It's hills are real, and it knows it! It is in every way a friendly course. It appreciates that you came and wants you to do well. It just demands respect!

I ran a humbling 52 seconds faster than last year, but what fun!

The Dark Night Rises

The following information is provided for Cassoday, Butler County, Kansas (longitude W96.6, latitude N38.0):

Saturday 13 October 2012 Central Daylight Time


Begin civil twilight 7:07 a.m.
Sunrise 7:34 a.m.
Sun transit 1:13 p.m.
Sunset 6:51 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:17 p.m.


Moonset 5:00 p.m. on preceding day
Moonrise 5:27 a.m.
Moon transit 11:35 a.m.
Moonset 5:34 p.m.
Moonrise 6:36 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 13 October: waning crescent with 5% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.