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HURT100 Wish List

With the 2010 event just around the corner, I am trying to remember all the lessons learned (and promptly forgotten) in the past couple of years. What comes out as critical for me is not the elusive 60-mile training run in December, or even the right shoes - my #1 concern is nutrition

So here are a few items from the HURT100 menu that stood out to me in previous years - stuff that got me through the night, or at least made me trudge on for another leg:

1) Soup (warm - not piping hot). Marian's incomparable potato soup, somebody's miso tofu soup at Paradise Park, Freddy's awesome lentil soup at Nu'uanu (Freddy, you never officially confessed but I think you're guilty anyway: next time, save a few chickens and use vegetable stock!)

2) French fries. Potatoes are a great source of carbohydrates and potassium, but just the thought of gulping them down whole, sprinkled with sea salt, makes me gag. (I guess I'll never be an ultrarunner!) But last year somebody served french fries instead. Yes!

3) Mini pizza. I will erect a monument to PJ at some point. She dug up a vegetarian mini pizza last year at the Nature Center, from somewhere below that pile of pepperoni pizzas. I swear it kept me going for at least 6 more hours. No, make that eight.

4) (the odd one out but at least nutrition related:) Tooth paste. Rex introduced me to the novel concept of brushing one's teeth on Sunday morning. Makes all the difference!

So, aid station captains, if you haven't yet blown the entire 2010 budget on chocolate-chip cookies (love those too though!), can last-minute requests from the community still be considered? Perhaps others would like to nominate particularly popular items too?

Mahalo nui me ka hau'oli makahiki hou!



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jan M.

Marian's Energy Bars. I know I"m only a Pacer but can we please please have some of Marian's bars. and, Pizza.

Jake H

Any chance for some PB and Honey in addition to the ham and cheese? Also, should I assume that my new favorite vice, Mountain Dew, will be available? Thanks in advance to the support teams!


Small Ham sandwiches wrapped in sandwich bags please. I'll take that to go if you don't mind.


Fabulous! And I'll be good, PJ - no, I'll be unstoppable!! (Famous last words, eh?) Don't overdo it though, or I'll never get off my butt again at the NC!


Harald- the pizza came from Costco of course- we do have an oven at the Nature Center, so pizza's will be a staple, as well as our french fries... probably a few kalua pig sammies as well. We'll have warm veggie broth just for you,but you'd better perform!


Hehe, fabulous, Rob! Note to wife: love miso soup, so please make it vegetarian! Perhaps PJ remembers where she got those mini pizzas...

You have to love this event: our only opportunity to load up on junk food without even a hint of remorse or embarrassment!


NO SOUP FOR YOU!! Actually, I'm making my list and heading to Sam's Club this weekend. If there are any other requests, please let me know! Marian has already agreed to supply her world famous potato soup and my wife will be making miso soup. Maybe I can borrow a toaster oven from someone so I can make french fries and pizza.....

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