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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 11-16-2014

Doc’s Talk:

Dr. Scaff did a talk on the positive effects of beer (ale, to be more specific) for our bodies. Tapering and the carbo loading party at his house the Friday before the marathon were also mentioned.

Table Duty:

Thanks to staffers Rachun, Robert and Henry who set up a fantastic spread every year for us. Why go to Halekulani when you have just as great a food experience here at table duty? The veggie sandwiches with the cooked-as-you go poached eggs were a gourmet delight. Thank you guys for always sharing your generosity and culinary creativity! Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 11-09-2014

Doc’s Talk:

This morning Dr. Scaff assured us that we have taken care of our physical training—and that it is time to concentrate on our mental training: the grit which will get us across the finish line. From now on we need to maintain our level of fitness and not do anything risky leading to injury. He spoke of the upcoming Turkey Trot and how important it is to predict our pace. Knowing our pace will allow us to run the Marathon with a negative split: finishing the last half slightly faster than the first half.

Table Duty:

Thanks to staffers Lynnae and James for doing such a great job at table duty! Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 10-28-2014

Doc’s Talk:

Guest speaker, Dr. Fine gave a great talk on marathon readiness and about “associative” (internal, mental) factors related to running a marathon.

Table Duty:

Table duty chair Stephen and wife Debbie kindly filled the “table void” today. Much mahalos for your efforts. Your chili with hotdogs and rice was delicious!   Also, the rest of your “menu” were perfect!

Thank you for your generosity!

No Clinic!

No clinic next week due to the Susan Komen Race. Please check your group reports as to your meeting place and times. Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 10-12-2014

Our Final Bus Run:

Thanks to everyone for showing up on time and being so orderly. We had 105 runners loaded up on two Robert’s school buses that went out to two different stops. Kawaikui Park (2nd beach park) and the Makapuu Point lookout were the drop off points where everyone started their journey. Thanks to all of the members who generously gave more than the bus fare of $3. The clinic truly appreciates your generosity!

Thanks to Purple staff leader Nelson and his gang for the OASIS at the second beach park; it was much needed and very much appreciated today! Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 10-05-2014

Doc’s Talk:

Doc spoke about fats today. Complete talk available on “thumbdrive”.

Table Duty:

Special thanks to Silver Staff leader Alberto for taking care of our table today! The assortment of goodies was fantastic and the drinks were ice cold and fabulous. Everything was muy bueno!

Third and Final Bus Run this Sunday:

The furthest drop off point will be at Makapuu Point – roughly 15 miles back to Kapiolani Park. Please bring water bottles and some extra dollars for drinks along the way. The water stops are few and far in between. Please check with your group leader as to where you will be dropped off. The fare is $3. Please be at the clinic start at 7:15 a.m.; buses depart promptly at 7:30 a.m. Currently 100 runners are signed up. Continue reading