Saturday Training, July 19, 2014 – Maunawili Out and Back – 11 or 22 miles

This weekend will offer the same as last Saturday; however you will get an extra 30 minutes of sleep time! 


Course preview run this Saturday on the Maunawili Trail will provide two options:

  1. Start at 5:30 a.m. in Waimanalo at the trailhead (on Waikupanaha Street) – Cheryl's group
  2. Start at 5:30 a.m. at the Pali lookout – Marian's group

If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.  If you want to go both directions, there will be a water stash at both ends.  The water will be in black rubbish bags – Pali end will be on the other side of the rock wall, across the road, near the bus parking lot.  Nalo end will be in the trees to the right as you near the end of the jeep road and before the trailhead.  You will need to carry at least 60 ounces of water for each direction.  Carrying electrolytes, a phone, and food is encouraged.

Important: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible. 


If you would like to order a shirt, hat or visor printed with the fabulous Melanie Decker Koehl Design for the Run with the Pigs, be sure to do so before July 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Order here


Aloha, Marian

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  1. I have not run this race before so I am unsure about handling the entire distance. I can do one loop of Tantalus. Don’t know how that compares. Can someone give examples of what food you are bringing? How many bananas or bars, etc. Also, in case I can only go one way, can I catch ride with someone back? I’d like to try whole thing, but just in case…
    Estimated time to do one, and both ways? I’ve done Run With a View course in under 3 hours. How does that compare?
    Is one end of the trail more car-safe than the other? Is one group faster than the other?

  2. Hi Wendi,
    I am not sure who will be showing up this weekend at either end. Cheryl and I both will be doing a run/power walk mix and would not be considered fast at all. I know that many of the runners that were out last week will be on Tantalus this weekend.
    For me, the full 22 miles takes 5.5 to 6 hours. However, I will not be doing the full distance. I will likely start at the lookout, go in halfway, then return to the lookout.
    I believe that Cheryl will be doing the whole 22 miles from Waimanalo. The Waimanalo end is a safer spot for parking, but as I said, there have been incidents at both ends.
    As far as food goes, some will rely on liquid calories only, some rely on gels or bars, some on real foods. You should probably count on consuming 1-200 calories per hour (depending upon your size, pace, and other factors).
    I hope that helps somewhat.

  3. So sorry to have missed you, Marian! You said Waimanalo is safer so I parked there. You must be pretty fast to do the entire thing in 6 hours! Sara and I only went up to about 8.5 miles then turned around to go back with Michael, Cindy, and Matthew. And we took all of 6 hours. Well, I did. They were nice and waited. The terrain is a lot like Waimano Trail, except much, much further! Thanks, guys!!!

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