Over the next several weeks, the Saturday training runs will start to become longer. I talked with several people this past weekend at the Firecracker Race and I know there are runners who are interested in joining in on some of these weekly training runs. I want to encourage you to do so as it is a great way to learn the trails, make friends, have fun and get a great workout in.
The reason for the longer training runs is several of us are training for various upcoming races. The Volcano Marathon is at the end of July. The next trail series race, on August 13th is 22 miles. The Triple Trek (10 mile and 50K) is September 3rd and a few of us are training for a 100 mile race September 11 on the mainland.
We really appreciate knowing who will be coming on the training runs as it helps us plan water drops, aid stations, etc. We also ask that you learn as much as you can about hydration and your own nutrition needs so you can be fairly self sufficient on the trail.
We usually have people who want to do shorter distances and that is always fine. All that we ask is that you let us know and that you can get back to your car or the start on your own.
Feel free to ask any of us questions about this.