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Saturday Training 3/3/07

Aloha Athletes!

For this week, were heading back to the N. shore, up to the Dillingham/Peacock area. This is a great training area and has worked out really well for those training for Run to the Sun and also other longer runs on the mainland. Hope you can make it!

Meeting time: 6:45 am (Please be on time--allow an hour drive from Honolulu/Windward.)

Starting time: 7:00 am

Meeting place: Dillingham Airfield (drive to the far end of Dillingham Airfield and turn left into the last gate...circle around back and park in the parking lot.)

Training: One loop followed by an optional reverse loop. Up Kealia Trail, across on the Kuaokala Access Road and down the Mokule'ia Access Road and back to the parking area at Dillingham Airfield using Farrington Highway. Reverse this for the second loop.

Distance: Approximately 14+ miles per loop

Time: Ave-2-1/2 hrs per loop

IMPORTANT !! Bring plenty of water and carry minimum of 50-70 oz. per loop. 

Plan ahead and bring all the water/sports drink/food that you will need to survive, as there will only be one water re-fill area. This can be a very dry, hot area and you will most-likely consume more fluids than normal. A hat and sunscreen are a must !

Aloha, Bob


Marian's Birthday Run

Aloha Athletes !

Last Saturday night was a night to remember for a few lucky ultrarunners. It was Marian Yasuda's 47th Birthday Run, complete with a fun scavenger hunt that kept us entertained for the entire 40 miles of road running. Marian, with the help of hubby Neal, planned the entire event. Marian cooked a vast array of great food, including but not limited to, home-made chocolate cupcakes, pastrami sandwiches and hot potato soup and they put together 6 well-stocked aid stations, hidden along the route. Marian even had a home-made carrot Birthday cake for after the adventure. It was a fantastic birthday run ! Thanks from all of us, and Happy Birthday !


2007 Swamp Romp Photos

The 2007 Swamp Romp was held this morning on the Marine Base in Kaneohe. P2230071 There were supposedly over 250 teams of 6 entered into this years race. This is always a fun event to watch and from what participants tell me, it's a fun event to do as well. Teams come together from all kinds of backgrounds. There are serious military type, military wannabe type, actual runners (?) and people out just wanting to get dirty and have fun. There are mens, womens, coed, and this year, quite a few kids participating on teams.

We saw several friends from HURT events and Fleet Feet had three teams entered. For those who weren't at the event, I tried to get around as best I could to take pictures. It was tough as I was the only HURT photographer after Rex bailed on me, claiming he had work to do. I think either he was out surfing or Kat put her foot down and said he wasn't using her camera to take photos at the post race shower. I'll have to recruit some other photographers for next year.

Finally, the team from HURTP2230001_2 made up of Cheryl, PJ, Marian, Wendy, Kat, & Barbi made us all proud by finishing in second place, losing only to another group of women, led by Carol JaxonP2230002 (and trained by Ed Bugarin). Good job to bunch of women who know how to get dirty!

Click here to see all the photos!

Remember to click on the first photo to make it larger.


2007 Trail Series Schedule is Here

OK trail runners, the 2007 HURT Trail Series schedule has been finalized. Click here to view it.

These are low key, fun races, designed for new and experienced runners. There is no pre-race entry form. Just show up, 30 minutes prior to the start of each race, pay your entry fee ($10) and get ready to run.

If you think you might do all the races, you can pre-pay $50 for all 7 races.

See you out on the trails!
Aloha, Bob


Saturday Training: 2/24/07 Tantalus Repeats

Aloha Athletes!

Last week we had two options for training. Five of us showed up for the training at the Garden. Wendy did her longest run ever--three repeats up to the Pali Lookout and back. The other group went to the N. Shore and had a great day up at Peacock Flats and Dillingham.

This week, we've got a team of women entered into the Swamp Romp over at the Marine Base. I believe the team is made up of PJ, Cheryl, Wendy, Marian, Kat, and Barbi. This is an experienced team so we expect them to get dirty, have fun, get muddy, have fun, etc. Their team name, These Women Will HURT You! Rex and I will do our best to document the activities for those of you who can't make it.

Additionally, I know someone is having a birthday run and so a lot of runners will be resting so they can run a south loop all night on the roads.

So for those of you so inclined and with time to train, here's the plan:

Saturday Training: 2/24/07 Tantalus/Concrete Road Repeats.

Meeting time: 6:50 am

Starting time: 7:00 am

Meeting place: Makiki Heights Drive across from the water pumping station. This is in the neighborhood below the Hawaii Nature Center.

Training: 2 (or more) trips up Tantalus Rd. to the top of Concrete Rd.  Return via road or trail.

Distance: Depends on how many repeats, 2 would be about 10 miles.

Duration: Depends, 3-4 hours estimate

Bring: Water, snacks, electrolytes--whatever you might need.

Aloha, Bob


H.U.R.T. 100 Articles Needed For Ultrarunning

Aloha All,

We would like to encourage those of you who ran H.U.R.T. 100 this year to submit an article to Ultrarunning. Don Allison wants to feature H.U.R.T. in the April issue, therefore he needs submission by February 27. For those interested you can find the submission info here http://www.ultrarunning.com/ultra/about/submissions.shtml . Please submit directly to Ultrarunning.

Make it as short or long as you like. We will forward on our own story of the event with pictures and results, but the more stories the better. Eagerly looking forward to reading your accounts of the event.

Aloha,

Jeff Huff


Badwater 135 Entrant: Don Fallis (Corrected)

It was announced today that Don Fallis has been accepted as a participant in the 2007 Badwater 135 Ultra Marathon. The event takes place during July and starts at Badwater (the lowest place in the U.S.-282 feet below sea level) and runs through Death Valley up to the Mt. Whitney Portals. The distance: 135 miles.

Congratulations Don! Good luck in your training. I've heard lots of people will be willing to help you with some very creative training methods.


Saturday Training: 2/17/07, Two Options

Aloha Athletes,

This coming Saturday you have two options. If you can, I highly encourage you to chose Option 1. It's rare we train up there and the views and trails are a great change of scenery.

Training Option 1: Dillingham/Peacock Flats (Led by Don and Cheryl)

Meeting time: 6:45 am (Please be on time--allow an hour drive from Honolulu/Windward.)

Starting time: 7:00 am

Meeting place: Dillingham Airfield (drive to the far end of Dillingham Airfield and turn left into the last gate...circle around back and park in the parking lot.)

Training: One loop followed by an optional reverse loop. Up Kealia Trail, across on the Kuaokala Access Road and down the Mokule'ia Access Road and back to the parking area at Dillingham Airfield using Farrington Highway. Reverse this for the second loop.

Distance: Approximately 12+ miles per loop (maybe closer to 14 miles per loop)

Time: Ave-2-1/2 hrs per loop

IMPORTANT !! Bring plenty of water and carry minimum of 50-70 oz. per loop. 

Plan ahead and bring all the water/sports drink/food that you will need to survive, as there will only be one water re-fill area. This can be a very dry, hot area and you will most-likely consume more fluids than normal. A hat and sunscreen are a must !

Training Option 2: Ho'omaluhia to Pali Lookout Repeats (Same as last week, led by Bob & Wendy)

Meeting time: 5:50 am

Starting time: 6:00 am (We'll have an hour of training in before the option 1 group even starts!)

Meeting place: At the entrance to Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden (at the mauka end of Luluku Rd., Kaneohe). Park on the street and please be quiet, as this is a residential neighborhood.

Training: 2-3 out-and-backs, starting at the entrance to the Garden, thru the Garden, continuing on the back road past the golf course, up and under Pali Hwy., up Old Pali Rd. to Pali Lookout and return.

Distance: approx. 9+ miles per out-and-back.

Duration: 2+ hours per out-and-back.

Bring what you need. Water is available throughout the garden.


How Cold Was It?

It's been a bit chilly this weekend for us thin-blooded local folks. However, just to keep things in perspective, I got a call from Rex this morning to go check out the run our friend Bob Murphy did on Saturday. Here's a couple of photos that I lifted off the Psycho-Wyco Trail Run site. Bobshaka

Bob looks a bit overdressed for a run, however I am guessing it was slightly colder at his run than ours?? Check out his shaka! In fact, in one of the photo's, someone is holding a large thermometer and the temp looks to be about 20-degrees F. Brrrr!!!

There are more photos here.Bobrunning Results can be seen here. The overall site for the run is here.

Good job Bob. You look strong! If you scroll through the photo link, he's even smiling at the finish. We look forward to hearing all about it.


HURT Thank You and Training Thank You

Here's a couple of e-mails received lately. One is thanking us for the support during the HURT 100 and the other is thanking us for a training run.

Hello to Everyone who helped with H.U.R.T #7

I would like to thank everyone that helped with the H.U.R.T. 7.  Each aid station person was so helpful and encouraging.   I felt like I had a top ranked NASCAR pit crew getting me in and out of the aid stations.  I also learned quite a bit during the run, poor choice in hydration pack - it was to hard for the aid station folks to fill, should have bought gaiters, diced Power Bars and boiled potatoes are the best food on the planet after 20 miles or so, company in the dark is nice even if it is brief, the mud from the trail is impervious to washing - but I have a cool set of brown tied dyed socks and matching singlet now and going downhill for a flatlander is much easier than uphill.  Following the run I logged onto the Ultrarunning website and have planned the rest of my 2007 calendar year runs.  It would be an honor if I was allowed to participate in your event again in 2008, hopefully wiser and maybe a little faster.

You folks run the best event I have ever participated in.  The spirit of Aloha lives within each of you, thanks for all your hard work getting an event like this to completion.

Mahalo

Liz Shy, MT (ASCP)

Hi Bob,

Thank you for the very enjoyable run on Sat. Jan. 27.  It was really nice meeting everyone that day and getting to see some beautiful areas.  I came back home on Sunday, Feb. 4, to single digit weather with a wind chill below zero.  I'm so glad I got that run in with all of you!
 
Good Luck to all who are training for Run to the Sun!
 
Thank you to Elisa for the ride back to the ship.
 
I hope to see everyone at a race sometime...
 
Suzanne