Monday, December 1, 2008

The next full moon...


I was out running tonight as the clouds cleared to reveal a beautiful 17% of full, waxing crescent moon. It occurred to me that on the eve of the next full moon (December 13), I will run my 6th Hellgate 100K. The first Hellgate was under a full moon. There was snow on the ground that night, and there were many sections of the course that were so bright that we turned off our lights and ran under the light of the moon. I noticed this morning that there is snow in the mountains already this year.

Will there be more snow (or ice!) on the course in two weeks? Might be!

Will it be cold? Might be!

Will it be slick? Might be!

Am I staring to sound like Hellgate Race Director, David Horton? Might be!

Will I be ready? With less than two weeks to go, I don't have the answer for that one yet.

For those of you who are not familiar with this Hellgate of which I obsessively blog, check here to learn more.


Run hard out there...

5 comments:

David Ray said...

Glad to hear you're going to run Hellgate. Looking forward to a good report.

Rick Gray said...

Neal, Glad to hear that you will be there for your 6th Hellgate. See you there for all of the "Might Be's". Rick

Sophie Speidel said...

This is gonna be fun! See you on the 12th!

ncultra said...

Have another great run at Hellgate Neal. As a good counter to Hellgate, and to offer diversity in your running, make sure to also run the sweaty butt in 2009. I'll do the same and commit to Hellgate in 2009!

Neal Jamison said...

Mike,

Diversity, as in 10-degrees vs. 100 degrees? If just I could run both at a nice 55. Count me in for the Sweaty Butt. I get excited just hearing the name.

Neal