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So Guess Where, Guess What. You'll never Guess, Really you won't, Honest.

Somewhere around 6:30 to 7:00AM at the airfield.  5:00AM at Long Road.  If you are doing the full loop do a stash at long road.  Bring water, nutrition and essentials for yourself for a full loop.  Don't be cute and go it alone unless you know where you are going, or think a marker on the side of the trail with your name on it is cool.  Do we need to make this any clearer??

I was talkin with Peacocks the other day bout all the crap going on with this postin BS.  The trail
just shook its head and laid it out like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVK9BXL74aY&feature=related


You know Peacocks is just a month a way.  Are you should feeling like there is nowhere to run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQRIOKvR2WM

You just got to get ready
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV97roslmt0&feature=related

dont get all Dazed and Confused
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkb1R_yif9I&feature=related

You got to understand.  I know Gordon he is a friend of mine, but he is still an Outlaw and he will make you pay.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzQApZWlxgw

In the end all this peacock map shit is just crap.  Here is the Real Truth about how you will be running Peacocks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jPn6zQWsAg

Unfortunately is just not a need for speed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMpxPw-oog0

The truth is that this ain’t no race course its just a
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq3NwCHm-4U

Gordon, the master, will turn back the clock, and just put you out there leaving you wishin you was 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWALatLpH5U&feature=related

From the beginning to the end you are going to between a rock and hard place and you’ll just have to bang on..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n8YzZiRr90

So eat yer vegetables. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPJuOCL76tk&feature=related

Drink yer energy drinks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA9OqUuA6a0&feature=related

and when things get really tough just don’t FreaQ OUT!??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9rgiuhrisc&feature=related

and remember that at the bottom of the Long Road it just got to be a long way to top!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1iR2Wi3u5o
There ain’t no easy way, no  straight stairway, and things will begin to get weird....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p3Ue3ncH3g&feature=related
and you know you just have to go faster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVJfTlRwI0k
You will have to run like you got  ants in yer pants
But when you are out there on the cross over late at night, even if you just have to walk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKttENbsoyk
because you are just about there you may even feel like you are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hDB1glBO9Y&feature=related
Hey my friends......nobody promises it’s gonna end inspirationally.







 

 


Peacock 100 info request

Aloha all:

I hope your training for the Peacock 100k is going well. I think Gordon may have been one of those people who interrogated prisoners by using waterboarding and other questionable means, then decided that wasn't enough torture and came up with this route.
Since AJ did such a wonderful job with the HURT 100 runners manual, we asked her to do one for this race as well. We're almost done with it and plan to have it published within the next week or so. However, we are missing some crucial data. If you have any GPS information for the new course, please send it to me. We especially need the elevation gain/loss information. Here's what we have and don't have. If you can fill in the blanks, please contact me-- cetacean6 at hotmail dot com:

Course Overview (loop 1)

 

Section

Name

Miles

Elevation Actual

Elevation change Net

Elevation Change Gross

1

Kealia Trail

1.2

20

+900

900

2

Kealia Fire Road

1.3

920

+900

1250

3

Kuaokala Access Road (1)

0.2

4

Makai Road

5

Kuaokala Access Road (2)

Kuaokala Trail

3.8

1320

+800

Down crossover

4.0

1900

-300

Long Road down

3.6

1650

-1600

Long Road up

3.6

50

+1600

Crossover

4.0

1650

+300

Kealia Fire Road

1.5

1980

-1000

Kealia Trail

1.2

920

-900

30.5

 

Course Overview (loop 2)

 

Section

Name

Miles

Elevation Actual

Elevation change Net

Elevation Change Gross

1

Kealia Trail

1.2

20

+900

900

2

Kealia Fire Road

0.5

3

“Ares Loop”

4

Kuaokala Access Road (1)

5

Makai Road

6

Kuaokala Access Road (2)

7

Kuaokala Trail

3.8

1320

+800

8

Down crossover

4.0

1900

-300

9

Long Road down

3.6

1650

-1600

10

Long Road up

3.6

50

+1600

11

Crossover

4.0

1650

+300

12

Kealia Fire Road

1.5

1980

-1000

13

Kealia Trail

1.2

920

-900

14

31.8

 

 


Another Saturday option...
A small group of us will be running the top secret trails above the North Shore surf breaks again this weekend. So if you trashed yourself last weekend (like I did), and would enjoy a slightly less punishing run this weekend (like I would), so you can trash yourself again next weekend (like I'm going to), then come up and join us for 2 or 3 (or ?) hours on the shaded, uncrowded, awesome trails of the North Shore. Meeting at the Sunset Beach Elementary School at 6:30 AM Saturday.


Friday Night Run - Windward Side

Planning a Friday night run leaving from Maunawili Falls Trailhead in the Maunawili subdivision around 6PM and running over to Paradise Park, then back.  Long-slow run over the Pali (no pork please), through Jackass Ginger, over to PP then return to Maunawili.  Looking for company from anyone that has too many daytime commitments to run when there is sunlight, and a sense of humor! Call my cell if interested (497-3911).  Approx. 23ish miles and 6-7 hours.


Back to Back Bad Ass Training Binge

So here is the score.  You don't have to go to Peacocks this week to get in some bad ass  training time.  But the flip side is that if you don't go to Peacocks this weekend you will be missing some bad ass training time. The only way out of the conundrum is to split your effort and do both venues.   

Peacocks:  Saturday training at 5:00 and 6:30.  5:00 am out of Long Road. (Please post if you are in a group doing the run out of Long Road.)  The 6:30 am  run is out of the parking lot at the airport.  Gate opens at 6:00 but there is no guarantee anyone will wait around for the stragglers so get there on time!   Carry enough water to keep yourself hydrated for the entire run.   Good training to carry a gallon up for the stash. Check the posts for a redux on Sunday.  Slower runners can usually find someone to pace with if you get there early.  Cheryl goes out early from Long Road, and it is said she has a heart, and often takes care of newbies.....but don't expect her to slow the downs for you.    

HURT Trails:   Chris Perez is going out to do two HURT loops this week end.  One on Saturday at 2:00 pm.  The second on Sunday at 2:00pm.  These will go out of Pairodice, with parking at the top of Manoa road.  Stashes are stocked but water at Jack-ass is getting low and I don't know if I will have time to restock.  These are late afternoon runs into the night so it will be hot, then it may be chilly and wet, and you will need water and nutrition.  Lights are mandatory.   Helping the clowns who think Manoa was terraformed by Disney is not obligatory. (Passed 10 people stumbling along  in the dark last Saturday evening)  These  20 mile loops are at a sub seven pace. Conditions can be very muddy lately.   ( Chris and a team of buddies ran a 24 hour relay this weekend and raised about a $thousand for Wounded Warriors.  If you want to contribute to their effort you can access his site at http://wwpproudsupporter.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=308932&supid=321121341#   Well Done Chris!!)

Newbies and  visiting Ultra runners are always welcome.  Just remember that this is the meat of the training season.  People are pushing, and these venues are meant for the well trained and informed.  Serious stuff. Gordon will hang back a bit at the airport to advise anyone new to the 'improved' loop.  But don't expect a guided tour. Always stay on the trails.  The HURT loop has some bail points.  You will be a long way from your car but you will be out of the woods.  

If you are doing mid-week runs please post them as comments to this main training post.  Lots of activity out there and it never hurts to have company on those evening runs through the twilight.  Plus you may get to team up with people you have not run with before.  Lots of new runners need and seek  midweek trail time.  Lots of vets just do their training on automatic.  Keep it in mind if you are doing a shorter run during the week.  

Marvelous Marv Mango sent Harat Dave some shirts.  That Marv, such a great guy!  Thanks Marv.  Really appreciate it.  You are swell.    

You should be way past suffering by now.  It's just a matter of getting moving and working out the kinks from all the nagging injuries and soreness.   All your gear stinks, your car stinks, your shirts are all funky even after a wash, your shoes seem to be falling apart for no reason, other than the few hundred miles you have put on them in the last month.....it is the routine.  It's not the strong who survive.  It's the prepared, the  persistent, and the really scared of the reality of the races ahead.    Get out there again and again....ENDURE.     Mikem


Hi HURT club members,
I'm Brandon, a runner from AZ, visiting O'ahu until September 28th. I would like to join the group for a couple of the upcoming training runs at Peacock. I have access to a car and could offer a ride from Aina Haiana area. Would like to have a contact at the run to make sure I know the routine before running in unfamiliar territory. I can be reached at 520-780-0938. THX and see you on the trail.


Pounding the Peacock Pavement; Long Road Redux; Kealia Kalamities; Hard Times at Bad Water Stash.

You got the idea???  Get out there and Suffer.  Take your own water to the top, stop yer whinning, NOBODY cares if you think it's all BS.  Want to finish the hardest 100 K  in about 5000 miles?   Then you best be out there this weekend.  

Saturday.  Long Road at 5:00 AM,  Airport at 6:30AM.  Sunday will be a repeat of Saturday. This week and next week, and the week after that, and guess what after that?     

If your feet is bothering you, then just roll down that road!  I do all the time.    

Aloha,  Marv. 


Update from Afghanistan and Ed B.

Aloha Everyone,


I'm missing running in Hawaii with the HURT group.  I'm currently in Herat, Afghanistan doing security work.  One of the guys on my team, Dave Alvarez is a runner.  He started running with me shortly after he moved from his compound to my compound.  He just recently joined my Security team and we've been running together 5 days a week since.  He's kept track of the miles we've run together and it's over 100 miles.  Not bad for less than four weeks.


Being in a war zone we just can't walk out of the gate and go running.  Well maybe we can but it would not be a good idea.  Fortunately we live in a rectangular shaped compound.  If we hug the walls we for one lap we get .26 miles of unobstructed running.  Such a short distance basically means we're running in circles, clockwise one day then counterclockwise the following day.  The furthest we've run at one time inside our compound has been 10 miles.  Do you how many laps that is clockwise?  How about the number of laps counterclockwise?  Answer= A lot, no matter which direction we run.  Good thing I have my Garmin GPS to keep track on the total distance we run each day.  I tried counting laps but usually lose count after 10 laps.  As boring as it may seem running laps, it does have some advantages.  The first is that we don't worry about the environment around us.  Not only are there people running around with guns, there are also some pretty big doggies.  Can you say rabies?  We also can run without carrying our weapons.


Now I've told Dave all about HURT.  He's inspired by all the stories, of the steep hills, rocks, roots, rain, lots of pain and all that other good stuff.  He's told me that one day, he would like to participate in the HURT 100 miler.  Yes, he wants a HURT shirt and he wants it bad.  I've showed him a couple that I brought with me and it's a good thing I carry a gun.  If not, he would have taken one from me at gun point. Being armed is the only way of keeping Dave away from my HURT shirts.


One thing I didn't mention about Dave.  He's very smart.  He must always thinking about HURT because during one of our runs he told me that he came up with a great name for our two man running group.  He calls us HURT, Afghanistan.  Does the name HURT sound familiar?  Now don't be alarmed.  He's not copying the original HURT.  He's honoring the name.  If you haven't figured out what HURT for Dave means, it's Herat Ultra Running Team.  And you know what?  It is a great name.

Securedownload-4
As you can see by the photo, we're not running in our secure compound.  When ever we leave the confines of our compound we must be ready for anything.  After all, it is a war zone.  Ummmm.... what's that I see on Ed's feet?  Looks like Crocs.  I didn't bring any running shoes, but I did bring 4 pairs of Crocs.  And that's all I've been wearing during my runs.
Time has been marching on for me.  I'm now on month 4 of this contract.  It shouldn't be long till I'm back home since I should be flying out of Herat on 30 September.  I hope to see everyone soon HURTing along.

 

Securedownload-5

John and PJ,

Does Dave deserve a real HURT shirt?  Just look at his face.  If you think he does and would like to send him one, please contact him at  dave0321time@yahoo.com.  He wears a size Large.  He would really appreciate it.   Mahalo and Aloha.


Call For Volunteers: HURT 100

Runners, HURT ohana,

Putting on an event like the HURT 100 requires significant commitments from many of us, and we are grateful for the support we receive from the HURT ohana. Most recently, Jan McGriff and Julie Takishima have graciously agreed to be the Aid Station Captains at Paradise Park, and many of you have already volunteered to help at all three aid stations.

A major organizational challenge still lies ahead though, and we need your help.

At the last HURT 100 we successfully field-tested the concept of a safety and sweeper team. In its 2012 incarnation the mission of the HURT Patrol remains unchanged, namely to

1) assist in case of an emergency,
2) maintain course markings,
3) monitor the race.

Trail safety has become a pressing concern for the HURT 100 and similar events. Pacers provide some element of safety on the course but only for individual runners fortunate enough to find one. The HURT 100 needs a dedicated team committed to the support of the race and all its participants.

Members of this team will have to commit to at least 14 hours of service, must be familiar with the course, and need to be physically and mentally strong enough to be on standby or out on the course for a significant portion of the event, regardless of conditions.

We therefore

- call for volunteers for the HURT Patrol

- request that Aid Station Captains release volunteers who could be candidates for safety patrol service from prior commitments made to support HURT 100 aid stations

- appeal to all runners of the HURT 100 to forgo pacers and instead encourage their pacers to serve all runners by joining the patrol

The safety patrol provides vital race support, and its members' kokua will be recognized as a significant community service contribution by the HURT 100 Race Directors.


If the HURT Patrol is not for you and you would still like to volunteer, we have posted the contacts for those areas where volunteers are still needed. The listing is on the right hand side of this page.


Aloha,

Jeff


It is Time for Distance, Pain, and Suffering!

 

No more of these sissy short sprints, no more tinni-wheeny ten mile loops being called 'training', no more 'one bottle' wandering,  It is time to prove you actually deserve that HURT shirt, or are deserving of one sometime. Real training is upon us, and you are provided with a number of alternatives to test your pain levels and stamina.

Kuaokula
Gordon will lead off from Dillingham airport about 6:30, gate opens at 6:00 I believe.  Top stash is not a regular training stash as we have had limited access.  Carry your own water,  take an extra gallon up the trail if you are doing the over and back and need to refill. Stash water at the bottom of Long Road too! Be prepared for a real Hottie.  

Kealia

 

Peacock 100K  is the next run.  It will be here much too soon to fully train for it.  Get out there and run Peacock now, so you will suffer less on the day Gordon makes you wish you never heard of the place. 

AND!!

If you are wanting to do more then you can get to Peacocks by ***5:00 AM***  and meet Cheryl and Rex  at the bottom of Long Road for that extra kicker, and some Awesome views of North Shore as you top out of Long Road in the early morning light.   

Long road

AND!!

Come celebrate Saturday Night Fever with a Night HURT Loop. Start Time 5:30 PM from Pairadice.  Park at Top of Manoa Road, before it narrows we will meet at the cars and walk up to trailhead.   This is 20 miles in the fading evening light and enchanting moon glow of the trails of the HURT.  Check out Wili Woo's facebook post for details, and we will also post details of this one as comments below.   This is not a fun run but you can bail at two points if it becomes too much.  We are going to attempt to do the loop in about 6:30 to 7:00 hours, or better if you wish.  Stashes will be stocked with water.  The rest is up to you. 

Check Ourt  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186767701391403 for more detail. 

 

Night run

 

The HURT Weather Forecast:

From now, till the end of the year, we are going to be bustin and husselin.  It's true HURT season.  Gordon and Rob have thrown down a challenge at Peacocks that needs to be met if you intend to do the HURT. And if you are thinking even remotely of doing HURT in 2013 you best get your ass to Peacocks and start training as that 100K finish will count large in the draw.   This is a sport where dreams come true only after you push through a year of nightmares.   So begin the fun, seek your dreams, get out there and commune with the night spirits of the trails, or challenge the Kuolaka'a devils to a  run up the slopes of 'hell' to the entrance to Milu.     

Run hard, run long,  and learn to be very uncomfortable while doing it.  Always remember that sometime on that night third and fourth you are going to be crying like a baby to yourself and fetting over some minor bodily upset. A hurt toe, a poor tummy, a bit of chaffing, a little blister, or some silly combination will decide your finish.  Learn to Gut it Out.  Get miserable now and learn to kick your own ass up that hill when you bonk and cry and throw a tantrum.  This is it gang.  This is Training Season.

 Aloha Marv.   

Mango marv

 

 


Tantalus Triple Trek Results---UPDATED RESULTS

Aloha Athletes,

Thank you to RD Fish and Ernest for putting on a great race yesterday. They had prepared the course with just the right amount of mud and water to create ideal conditions for slipping and sliding all over the course. Great Fun!! Special thanks to everyone who contributed in making this race a success--trail marking, aid stations, trail sweeps and all. 

Here are the results: 2011 Triple Trek Results  UPDATED

Congratulations to Rosie and Doug on their victories!

A few of us (me included) found some low hanging branches out there. Though my encounter did not draw any blood.

Nick & Harald
Harald

 Aloha, Bob

 


For anyone interested, the Hardrock 100 entry form is available on their website. I highly recomend this race to everyone who qualifies. www.Hardrock100.com