>Running 101>AM running considerations
The Year of the Monkey
there's no good reason on Earth for his marathon to be that early.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
I don't know if you have kids, but if you don't, your wife's schedule may be something you can work around and still get some reasonable evening runs in.
Sunset in Hilliard, OH on the Summer Solstice is 9:05pm (latest sunset of the year -- worst case scenario). If your wife is working 'til 10p, you could go for a run at 9:00p on those nights or slightly earlier. You'd still have decent light until about 9:38p (end of Civil Twilight), and more importantly, even if it's hot, running without direct sunlight is much easier than with it. It might still be 90° and humid, but it's much more tolerable without the sun beating down on you.
I suggest this as a fellow night person who used to train like a vampire (the nighttime part, not the bloodsucking). If the only time you and your wife have during the week is say from 10:00~11:30, it would kind of suck for you guys if you went to bed at 10 every night. Something to think about.
So, JK, I guess then that you no longer have any problem with a marathon starting at 7AM. You know, one that is 2.7 miles from your bed.
JK is clearly shortsighted.
One good reason: the earlier it starts, the earlier you finish, and the sooner you can get to drinking.
That's why I'm all about booze on the course....
The Logic of Long Distance
(Human Computer Interface)
God, I wish....Unfortunately, I have class tonight (Human Computer Interface), and it's only the second meeting, so I can't skip just yet. I want to get into a somewhat decent group for the project.