Aloha Athletes !
As a break from several weeks of nice, soft, Tantalus trails, it was suggested that we do something different like "The Garden". For those of you not familiar with "The Garden", we are referring to the beautiful Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in lovely Kaneohe. If you're not familiar with the short-cut off Likelike, the easiest way to tell you how to get there is to go to the Burger King and head one block in the direction of the Pali Highway and then take a right (mauka) on Luluku St. Follow Luluku to the end, which is the entrance to "The Garden". Park outside the gate. We will meet at 5:50 am and start at 6:00 am sharp.
The usual route will take us to the end of "The Garden"...around the fence...up past Koolau Golf Course...up Old Pali Rd...under Pali Hwy...and up to Pali Lookout, which is 9.6 miles roundtrip. 2-3 loops is the suggested dosage, but it's totally up to you. If you are short of time, one Garden roundtrip is 5 miles.
Be there or be under-trained. Don