Check out this website for more info: Ka‘ū Coffee Trail Run
Check out this website for more info: Ka‘ū Coffee Trail Run
The annual TriLanai 3Hills 50Mile Bike Ride has added an ultrarun option - this is your chance to participate in the inaugural running of a new Hawaii ultrarun course, and will be the first official ultrarunning event to be offered on the beautiful island of Lana'i. This road run is being added to an established bike event, so you can count on solid organization, reputable sponsors, and great fun! Check out TriLanai's website for course map:
Register now (on active.com) for an exciting addition to your 2012 race schedule, and support our neighbor island of Lana'i, using this link:
JanM & I got to preview all 3 legs of the course last week and it was GORGEOUS! and tough. Amazing way to see much of the island and run a challenging course at the same time. There are several different accomodation options on the island (see TriLanai's website for island information) & I will be coordinating group accomodations if people are interested. I highly recommend to plan adding a running of the Munro Trail to your trip!
Hope to see you there!!
Now that PEACOCK is over with, time to start serious HURT training and here is a neighbor island adventure because you will get sick of running the Makiki/Tantalus trail system.
This is one of the final weeks before the Peacocks race. Some will be Tapouring (Tapering) others will be out doing the route in a more intense fashion. The standard departure times are posted. If you have any questions please post them, if you have any other runs scheduled please post the venues and times. Post your runs, perhaps you can find a partner. We all know what it is to go out alone, and there is nothing wrong with it, but it is safer if you are with somebody.
Saturday: From the Bottom of Long Road @5:00 AM Dillingham Airport Parking @ approx. 7:00 AM
Other starts and venues as posted in comments. All are welcome. Bring sufficient water for your run. Give thought to what you take with you as this is an advanced level trail. Ultra runners of all levels/ability/speed will be out on the trails.
A race prep. comment, followed by a mild rant.
Knowing the Race Route:
If you are going to run the Peacock, even just one loop, you should be giving some thoughts to the times you want to log for each section. It pays to sit down, reflect on what you have been doing during training, and write this out. Putting it down on paper will cause you to give some greater thought to the race, and it may just cause you to face some hard facts before you actually have to live through over exuberant expectations of yourself. Another step in preparing for a race is to go out and do a loop at a slower pace than you expect to do but one that lets you test your assumed times. This is a great week to get this done.
Attached is an account of the second and third legs of the Maui Charm. The second leg, the Kaupo ascent was by far the most challenging and beautiful of the the three. Enjoy! Mike and Nick.
Here is a piece on the first day of the Charm. Enjoy! Mike and Nick.
There are some people running the road to the top of the Haleakala mid-March in memory of a race that used to be held before the Feds got all pucker lipped sour and decided they couldn’t stand organized fun. Some other people have been thinking it would be a good idea to do something else on Maui about that time too. Since some other people ran around Maui last year that was kind of ruled out as the neat thing for this year. Somebody mentioned fast packing up the backside of the Haleakala, starting from the bottom of the Kaupau gap. That sounded kind of cool. Some other people realized that there is yet another way up that hill too.
All in all it seemed an interesting venture to attempt. Hence was born the Maui Charm. Three summits of the Haleakala, on three consecutive days, along three separate routes. A true test of the old saying ‘Three's a Charm.’
As always this kind of insanity is unsponsored, unsupported, and unwise. It is not for the average HURT kind of runner. BUT it may attract a few people. A half dozen dedicated souls seeking to find some sort of fulfillment in endless hours of physical stress, mindless pain, and psychotic levels of depravation would be optimal.
If you are interested in some real ‘March Madness’ and not just couch potato gut stuffing stupidity you are invited to contact me to discuss this jaunt further. Also we have a couple of places still open for the February Round Kauai trek. Mm
The Ultraman World Championships was indeed the cap on my incredible racing career. It is difficult for me to put into words the experience I went thru, circumnavigating the Big Island by swim, bike and run....320 miles in 3 days with a 12 hour cut-off for each day.This was not a "race"....it was all about Ohana (family), Aloha (love) and Kokua (help). And I had a crew, the Brew Crew, that was second to none: Cheryl and Gil Loomis and Steve and Jakob Dewald. .It all began on Day One with my swim: it was fast....3:24...I was hauling over the 6.2 miles...Steve and Jakob escorted in a kayak. I ate and drank every 30 mins: Gu on the hour, orange juice, coke and water. Orange juice has tons of potassium to offset the huge sodium intake from the ocean and it really helped to stave off the thirst at the end of the swim. I had a current going with me...awesome. I knew the local waters, so I could dial in my crew. Getting out of the ocean in that time gave me plenty of time to get to the volcano....90 miles, and the last 50 of that with a brutal headwind and a 26 mile climb from sea level to 4000 feet at the end. I got in before dark...11:13 total. Day One in the bank!
This past weekend while many of us were enjoying Thanksgiving and all the leftovers, Black Friday and other Christmas shopping adventures or maybe even doing something crazy like Hogsback repeats all night long, Wendy Minor was out doing Ultraman.
She had a terrific Ultraman support crew of Gil and Cheryl Loomis and Steve and Jakob Dewald. They were the Brew Crew!
You can learn more about Ultraman here.
She has a whole album of photos here.
Wendy has done numerous Ironman's, Xterra's, and now Ultraman. Congratulations Wendy!