Saturday Training May 22, 2010. Options/Choices

Aloha Athletes:

Again this weekend you have some options.

Peacock. For you early birds, Marian is starting at the bottom of long road at 4:30 a.m. This is a repeat of what Marian and Cheryl did this past Friday while they were playing hooky. Cheryl and probably other people who like to sleep a bit longer will meet Marian at the parking lot behind the control tower at 7:00 a.m. The distance, who knows? Since there are getting to be so many options up there, just plan on carrying a lot of water, electrolytes and your own nutrition. You are always welcome to run what is comfortable for you.

Ho'omaluhia Garden. Don will again be starting at 7:30 a.m. in the neighborhood just outside the gate and probably doing at least one trip up to the Pali Lookout. This meeting place gives lots of options and there is water and bathrooms inside the garden so a water bottle is typically all you need.

Finally, just to plan ahead, Marian is planning to run on Saturday May 29th from Cheryl's house in Kailua to the Nature Center and back. As any of you have done this know, this is a great run. (Really fun to talk about in the office on Monday morning. "So what did you do this weekend?")

Marian would like to hear from you if you will be running any or all of this so she can plan water and other aid. Please contact her or leave a comment after this post so she knows how many to plan for.

Of course you are welcome to do any part of it. The route consists of running the road from Cheryl's house out to the end of the Maunawili trail in Waimanalo and then heading to the Pali Lookout. From the Lookout, running the road to the area used for the Nuuanu/Jackass Ginger aid station and then taking trails to the Nature Center and doing the return of all of this to Cheryl's house. It is a good 40 plus miles.

Cheryl is planning on being up at the Pali Lookout and will be taking care of aid needs as the runners go through there too.

Approximates times for the run on the 29th will be posted next week. Marian and Cheryl are really just trying to get an idea of how many are interested in running for now.

I heard there might be some mtn biking this weekend too.

Get out there and run!