Saturday Training 4-30-11: Run with a View Training Run or Maunawili

Aloha Athletes:

You have a couple of options this weekend. I suggest that if you are interested in either of these, plan as if you are going to be out there all alone. Chances are very good you won't be, but…

We trail runners need to keep ourselves personally responsible for our own well being while out on the trail. That means taking what we need in regards to hydration and nutrition with us. Be smart and plan accordingly. With the warmer temps, make sure you have plenty of electrolytes and don't forget sunscreen. I have noticed the last few weeks people talking about getting sunburned. Summer sun is fast approaching. Finally, don't forget to communicate with others about where you are going and what time you expect to return.

OK, back to the training options. With the Run with the View race just a week away, you could plan to run a quick loop starting at 7:00 a.m. from the top of Ka'ahele Street. The trail was in pretty good shape last week and supposed to be getting even a bit more grooming (read trimming) before the race. 

The second option is to meet at the Pali Lookout to run the Maunawili Trail. This trail is in the process of being cleared and may still have a small section in the middle that is a bit overgrown. More of it got worked on this week, just not sure if it will be finished by Saturday. I am not sure what time this group is starting but I would assume it to be no later than 7:00 a.m. Check the comments below and maybe someone who is going will post a comment with their start time. 

Get out there and run!

Aloha, Bob