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The Honolulu Marathon Clinic is for anyone planning to participate in the 2014 Honolulu Marathon. We include all levels of runners — and especially welcome first time marathoners. Our core activities are weekly clinics that begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Sunday mornings from March 9, 2014 until the December 2014 Honolulu Marathon. Complete details on are on the Sunday Clinics page.

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Blair’s Weekly Update 09-14-2014

Doc’s Report:

Dr. Alan Tichenal was our guest speaker who spoke about protein. See and hear his entire talk on “thumb drive” – see Bruce Mullikin for details. Thank you Dr. Tichenal for a very informative talk!
Table Duty:

Thanks to staffers Libby, Bob, Gail and Evelyn for the great spread at the table! The fruits and the rest of the goodies were awesome!! Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 09-07-2014

Doc’s Talk:

Dr. Scaff spoke on nutrition and specifically about sodium – not as bad as it’s made out to be and is necessary for our body to function.

Table Duty: 

Thanks to staff leaders Maricel and Sandy of the Pink Group for doing such a great job at table duty!  The refreshments were just what we needed after a very long run in the hot sun!  Mahalo!!! Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 08-24-2014

Dr. Scaff was traveling on the mainland and so Dr. Ando, one of our clinic members, spoke about running with asthma. An excellent talk. Due to the Marathon Readiness Series start, a 15K run, many members were missing this morning.

Table Duty:

Thanks to Pink group leader Stephen and friend Kolter for doing such a great job at table duty! Mahalo!!!

No Clinic this Sunday – Labor Day Weekend:

Please check with your group leaders if you are meeting this Sunday “unofficially”. Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 08-17-2014

No talk by Dr. Scaff this week due to the Bus Run.

Table Duty:

Thanks to leader Byron for giving up your Bus Run to take care of us after our runs. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. We are truly blessed to have such selfless members. The drinks and food were the best!

Second Bus Run:

130 members had signed up, 160 runners boarded two Robert’s school buses for the second Bus Run of the year. While we were packed in very tight in both buses, the conversation and socializing flowed freely and abundantly. Most Beginners were dropped off at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai, while others departed from the traffic lights just past Sandy Beach. Thank you all for being so prompt and organized! Also, thanks to the many members who donated monies beyond the required $3 bus fare – much mahalos!!! Much mahalo to Robert’s drivers Delores and Chad for being so flexible and for taking such good care of us.

Our third and final bus run is scheduled for October 12th. The furthest drop off point will be at Makapuu Point (very close to Sea Life Park – mileage approximately 15 miles). It gives runners a chance to run along the eastern coastline (a route not normally run) and also become more familiar with the second half of the actual marathon route. Again, water bottles are highly recommended as the water stops are few and far in between. A signup sheet will be posted soon so please sign up. Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 08-10-2014

Scheduled this Sunday, August 17, is our Second Bus Run. The farthest drop off point will be at the traffic lights past Sandy Beach. If your group decides on this route, we will run through Kalama Valley, past the golf course, through the back end of Hawaii Kai, on to Kalanianaole Highway, and then back to our clinic start — total mileage approximately 13.5 miles. Water stops are few and far between so drink bottles and/or carrying some cash (to purchase sport drinks) is recommended. Please check with your group leader as to your drop off location.

Bus Fare is a $3 donation per rider and members need to be at the clinic meeting place by 7:15 a.m. or sooner. We leave promptly at 7:30 a.m. sharp. Staffer Byron was nice enough to volunteer to man the table on this day. So refreshments after our run will be available. Thanks for sacrificing your bus run to assist our members! Much mahalo, Byron!!

If you had not signed up on the sheet at the clinic due to the cancellation of this Sunday’s clinic, please send me a “comment” via this update. We currently have 97 runners signed up.

See you at the water stops,

Blair