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.
Can anyone give me a ride up for some Peacock training this weekend? I'm in Kaimuki, but can bike to meet up. E-mail kaiser at hawaii dot edu or call 808-520-3680.
ps. Lanipo trail recently whacked - mostly clear to the top now.
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
Last minute post, but I'd like any company willing to run by local time (be flexible that is). I'm starting around 7pm ish after all kids, wife and things are done. Leaving from the Maunawili Falls Trail gate, and just running for a while. Can't promise the exact start or end time so call or text if interested - family rules apply. 808-497-3911
Saturday morning there will be a fun run to say Aloha to Jan M out Hawaii Kai way. Please check Julie's earlier post for details.
This is also Honolulu Marathon week so....for many the weekend is going to be a street workout on Sunday. I don't do sprints, but I'm signed up for the Marathon, so I'm thinking of going out in the evening and making it a double as I need the miles...contact me if you are up for such an absurdity. Otherwise best of luck to all you fast people on the Big Sprint.
If you are going out to face the Evil that Lurks Beyond then please post your trail run start times and departure points. I've been busy this past week so I don't know what the state of the Stashes is. I will try and check them before Saturday.
Hope to see you this weekend at Jan's run or somewhere along the Marathon route. I'll be looking for you as I head out the Hard Hot Highway toward Hawaii Kai, and as you guys return!
Last week we had a lot of posted comments on when and where people were going out! Let's continue that this week as well. Lots of people need the encouragement and opportunity. Nothing more harsh than going out on yer own in the rain and dark. Fun, but harsh, no?
Also please post your week day training as well. Who know you may get some unexpected and enjoyable company.
I believe there is a runner coming in from the west who wants to run a loop on Friday. Please check the left margin for that posted comment if you can or want to do an after noon loop on Friday. Always nice to show a bit of Aloha.
Saturday morning at 6:30 from the water tanks will be the standard training run. Cheryl will clarify this if it does not quite suit the Wahine Ali'i Kukini . (I just do the posts)
Lots of time left....more than a month till the HURT. Relax, no sweat, it won't come back to haunt you until late THAT Saturday night when you ARE all alone in the wind and the rain in the dark, and that crazy quy is running along side you 10 feet off the trail clacking all that bamboo, and you start making up lame excuses to stop and go home....like its unfair to your family for you to be out in the cold rainy night, or you need to wash the car tomorrow, or you've suddenly decided that trail running shortens your life, or discovered that raspberry goo gives you hives, or .....you tell me what it will be because it will likely be something.
Run, run while you can because you will have to keep running while you can't if you don't train.
Good Luck and Aloha!
Anyone interested in a few hours (6) tonight (Fri) and you are not planning to do the awesome Peacock 100K, feel free to join me. Leaving around 6PM from Maunawili Falls Trail and heading over to Manoa Falls - back. It will be dark and we'll likely encounter the ghost tours! Bring typical trail supplies with about 100oz. Expect rain and mud, and a lot of fun. Wish I could do the 100K, but took the smart route to recovery. Call/text if interested: 808-497-3911. Paul
Meet at the Dillingham Airfield Parking Lot at 7:00 AM on Saturday 10/22 for a brief light run and some trail marking, followed by a Pot Luck.
Gordon has asked me to post a request for volunteers to mark the Peacock trail this Saturday Morning. We will be dividing up into groups and heading out of the Airport parking lot at 7:00 as usual. We will then meet up back at the airport at about 11:00 for a Pot Luck. All are invited to come and do a bit of trail marking, a light taper run, or more if you wish, and then we will do a Pau Hana to our Peacock training. You don't even need to go up the Kealia to show up for the Pau Hana.
Gordon needs some volunteers to do A. Upper Kealia and Are's Loop B. Gordon's and Lower loop. C. Cross Over to Rock Piles. D: The Kuaokala Makua Ridge from Balls to Stash.
Important Race Day Note: If you plan to enter the airport prior to 7:00AM you will be required to present current vehicle paper work. (Insurance, registration, inspection). Please check you paperwork prior to race day so you will not be barred from coming in due to this preannounced idiocy.
An Ode to Peacocks
The mountains have been climbed and re-climbed, the long stretches of twisting trails and fire roads have been memorized, the infinite ups and downs have been suffered and the culmination of another running cycle draws near.
Peacocks, which was so recently an audacious experiment, then born an ambitious 54+ miler, morphs into a full-blown madly-rugged 100+ K, and is now upon us! We've crammed in all the training possible and stand waiting, wondering what to do other than be out running hard along the northern ridges of the Waianae. One last chug up the hill perhaps? One last visit to the panoramic vistas we will have little time to appreciate on race day? Maybe, or are we just yielding to the unbreakable habit of over training?