Join Sean Okusko on Saturday OR Melanie Koehl on Sunday for previews #3 and #4 of Mango Madness. No one except the race directors will know the actual course, so this run will be an approximate course. But rest assured, everyone will be experiencing the same painful route. :-) Please join us either day, both 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours. We'll be grabbing some extra miles after the preview is over, so come along if you're up for it!
Otherwise, see you at the race on June 6. It starts at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive. There is a triangular-shaped park and a pumping station.
Join Sean Okusko and Jacque Tellei for preview #2 of Mango Madness. No one except the race directors will know the actual course, so this run will be an approximate course. But rest assured, everyone will be experiencing the same painful route. :-) Please join us this Saturday, May 23rd at 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours.
Only 4 days left to order your official Mango Madness T-Shirt! Please click the link below. Enter OAHU at checkout for free shipping. Shirt orders must be placed by Friday, May 22 and picked up at the race on June 6th.
Mango Madness is fastly approaching! We will be doing 3 previews in the next few weekends throughout the area where the race takes place. As you know, no one except the course marshalls will know the actual course! Please join us this Sunday, May 17th at 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. For those that know the trails, we will be doing a modified Trek loop (approximately 10 miles). After we return to the start, some of us will head out for another Trek loop! Remember to bring plenty of water and some food. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours.
As for the official Mango Madness T-Shirts, please click the link below. Enter OAHU at checkout for free shipping. Shirt orders must be placed by Friday, May 22 and picked up at the race on June 6th.
Leaving from Paradise Park around 5pm for a night crawl. Likely last long run, so slow and steady (and safe). Plan for a loop plus repeat. Parking below the bus stop on Manoa Rd. Lights, food, umbrella (jk) and good attitude. Come for a few miles, a few hours or less. If you need to start earlier or later, feel free and we'll connect on the trails. Aloha - Paul S.
I'm back, and I'm bad, or maybe ripe...well, pickling ready at least.....and rolling hot for sure!
Marv here. Cheryl has asked me to come out and lead the Saturday training run along the 'Official' Mango Madness Trail. (Just like old times....) It's part of the Hurt Trails, and we start from the Pumping Station at the bottom of Makiki Heights Drive.
We will start at a reasonable hour, 7:00 AM, as I can not fall off the tree until the sun is up and warming. It's a 10 miler or so. After we finish runners can do another round of the Mango loop, or a reverse trek which is a bit of a variation.
These are the REAL trails. You can train where you like, but when push comes to shove, or trip more likely. The Triple Treck and the 100 are here. Come on out and start to get your lines down. The trails are a bit different given the weather and there is no time like now to reawaken the thrill and anticipation of long hard hours of rolling hot along these magnificent trails.
For another training option, you are welcome to join me for a night loop.
Leaving from Manoa / Paradise Park last bus stop by 6:00pm. Option to get water from Nature Center for last leg back. Plan on a comfortable 6-hr pace. I would enjoy the company for some or all. Aloha - Paul (808-497-3911)
Got permission late last night for a night loop tonight. Leaving PP bus stop by 5pm and going for a nice jog into the night. Nothing too crazy with a resupply using the NC fountains. Any takers trying to get away from Peacock Flats just show up and bring some good jokes and stories. 20 miles around 6 hours. - Paul S.
Last minute wife approval - running a short over and back departing at 5:30p from the bus stop at the end of Manoa Rd and just doing one over and back (more next time). Easy and fun for those who want a little climb. Meet by 5:30p or call with questions 8084973911 (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). - Paul
Running home to Kailua after work tonight - Friday. Departing from the Ala Mona Shopping Center Macy's end around 4:30pm at the corner of Atkinson and Ala Moana in front of the YMCA on Atkinson. Fun run testing my new pack. About 15 miles on road until Pali Tunnels then trail and back to road. Easy pace with conversation. Call me to coordinate at 808-497-3911. Aloha - Paul