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Saturday Training 6-25-11: Peacock Flats--Last long training for Doug L. -Hardrock Bound

Aloha Athletes,

Well this weekend we are planning on heading back up to Peacock Flats to support Doug in his final preparations before heading off to the Hardrock 100. While I have not been following along much with the snow pack on the Hardrock course (you know it will be there), I know there is another race going on this Saturday that is being changed due to all the snowpack. 

The Western States 100 is Saturday and some places of the course still have 8 feet of snow on it so the route is being altered. What happened to global warming?

So here are the details. Meet at 6:30 a.m. behind the Dillingham Airfield control tower. Please bring plenty of hydration--60+ ounces minimum, plus electrolytes and nutrition. You can do as much or as little as you want. Don't forget sunscreen too.

For the insomniacs, I mean early birds, a small crew is starting at the base of long road at 4:30 a.m.

Get out there and run!

Aloha, Bob


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Doug: good luck, have fun at that 100!!


Brent, The meeting time at the Airfield parking lot is 6:30 sharp. The full loop is 27 miles. Water is best stashed at the bottom of long road if going the entire distance. Plan on packing 100 oz of water if you are going the distance to Long Road. There is no planned water stop at the top of the hill. There are usually groups doing shorter distances. You can always bail at the end of long road (15+ miles)and take the road back to the airport. This is mostly jeep trails and the route is easy to follow. In any case if you are new to the trail you are highly advised to stay with experienced runners. Bring a cell phone, electrolytes, nutrition, and any other gear you use for long runs. Plan on spending the day on the hill.


Bob, how long is this run typically? If not arriving at 0430, what time are the rest of the non-insomniacs meeting?




Wish I could be come out to play but will be off to Kona early Saturday morning. Have fun up there for me!
Good luck Doug! You'll do great!

kalapu Ulavale

We are headed for an ice age. I've shorted all the greenie stocks! Gone long wood stoves and snow shoe companies.


Actually, global warming causes more extreme winters--if you 'believe' what the scientists tell us.

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