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Two New Resources for Feet Problems

I came across John Vonhof on the Ultra list. John has two blogs related to feet problems for runners and hikers.

One site is Fixing Your Feet: http://www.vonhof.typepad.com/fixingyourfeet/

The other is Happy Feet: http://www.vonhof.typepad.com/happy_feet/

Both are set up as blogs and you can subscribe to either or both just like our site. I have also listed both links on the lower right side of our blog under Ultra Links. John mentioned he knows Catra and has talked with her about the H.U.R.T. 100.

John has also authored a book titled: Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes available through Amazon.

Good training! Aloha, Bob

Saturday Training 10-1-05

Aloha Athletes !

With the upcoming HURT Trail Series race "the Hogsback 12 Hour" only 2 weeks away, we will be doing the following:    "the Hogsback 6+ Hour Training Run"

Meeting time: 5:51 am

Starting time: 6:02 am

Meeting place: Hawaii Nature Center lower parking lot

Training: repeats on the "HURT 100 lower loop" (also known as the Hogsback 12 Hour loop)

Distance: 2.5 miles per loop

Duration: approx. 40-45 minutes per loop (ave). do as many loops as you feel like or have time for.

Bring: water is on site, so bring sports drink, food, etc.


2006 "Run to the Sun" Application is Available

Just a quick note that the 2006 "Run to the Sun" race application has been posted. You can get yours by clicking here or scrolling down on the right side of the site under Upcoming Races.

The race is March 25, 2006 so mark that date on your calendar if you are interested in this race. This is a 36-mile ultra marathon starting at sea level and climbing up to the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala, legendary "Home of the Sun."

Aloha, John

Saturday Training 9-24-05

Aloha Athletes !

This Saturday will officially start HURT 100 training, so expect to spend a lot of time on the HURT 100 course over the next few months. We will throw in a few variations and even an occasional different venue, but by and large you will get to know the course like it's your best friend. A complete Saturday Training Schedule thru the end of 2005 will be posted soon.

Saturday Training 9-24-05 "HURT loop"

Meeting time:   5:50 am

Starting time:   6:01 am

Meeting place: Hawaii Nature Center lower parking lot

Training: 1 HURT loop

Distance: 20 miles

Duration: 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours (ave.)

Bring: enough food for the duration (Mike Muench will be dropping water and Gatorade at Paradise Park and Cheryl will be doing the same at Jackass Ginger)


2005 H.U.R.T. Trail Series: 12 Hour Hogsback

Don't forget the next race in the 2005 H.U.R.T. Trail Series. Put October 15th on your calendar for the Hogsback, 12 hour race. Start time is 6:00 a.m. at the Hawaii Nature Center.

This race goes up Hogsback over to Center Trail and back down to the Nature Center. It is a 2-1/2 mile loop and you do as many as you can in 12 hours.

Just like at all Trail Series races, no early registration. Just show up morning of the race by 5:30 a.m. to register for the race. Entry fee is $10.

If you have any questions, contact John Salmonson   566-6543  [email protected]

Aloha, Bob

2005 Plain 100 Report and Photos

H.U.R.T. runners Don Fallis, Bob Murphy, Jeff Huff, Cheryl Loomis, and Bob McAllaster along with HURTpal Leon Draxler recently participated in the Plain 100. Clicking here will take you to my (very long) report on this event.

It was cold, wet, and muddy and we had rain, snow, hail, and even a rainbow just to make us feel at home. Murphy and Jeff were two of only four runners to make it out on the second loop.

Congratulations go to Jeff for finishing this race and to Bob Murphy for coming so close to finishing. It's a tough race!

I think Jeff is working on his report and we will post it soon. Click here to see some photo's.

Aloha, Bob

Interesting Edible, Medicinal, and Poisoness Plant Info

Cheryl Loomis sent me this information a while ago and I just hadn't taken the time to post it. There are two documents. One is on Edibile and Medicinal Plants and it can viewed by clicking here.

The other is on Poisenous Plants. It can be viewed by clicking here.

Both documents have very good information in them. Knowing this could help you in a survival or backcountry emergency. Thanks Cheryl!

Aloha, Bob

New Subscription Service: FeedBlitz

I have been busy with many other projects however one frustration has been solved. Bloglet subscription service has been very unpredictable and unstable. Customer service or support was non-existent so I am happy to announce a replacement service, FeedBlitz.

I became aware of FeedBlitz through Denise Wakeman (Build a Better Blog) and appreciate her locating this alternative service. I first contacted FeedBlitz a couple of weeks ago via e-mail on a Saturday and had a response back within a couple of hours. Very good service indeed, considering it was from FeedBlitz founder, Phil Hollows. Importing existing subscribers is easy and you should start receiving updates via FeedBlitz now. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

H.U.R.T. Contributes to Katrina!

We have probably all been glued to CNN this past week and each of us has been touched in some way by what we have seen in the aftermath of the devastation and heartbreak caused by Katrina.

Roger Wrublik (a HURT Veteran and finisher) has organized a relief effort in support of Dr. Tyler Curiel. Tyler is a physician and ultra runner who was featured on CNN this past week after he (and others) came under gunfire from thugs in New Orleans as he tried to evacuate patients from Charity Hospital.

In support of Tyler and all of the victims of Katrina, I have made a $500 donation on behalf of H.U.R.T. through Roger's organization. Roger believes that since Tyler is right there, he can make the best decision on where the money should be spent.

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