Blair’s Weekly Update 07-10-2016

Doc’s Talk:

Doc spoke on germs and personal hygiene.  He mentioned that one of the “germi-est’ area on one’s body is our elbow.

Table Duty:

Much thanks to Staffers Fiona and Annette for a great spread at table duty!

Group Reports:

Advanced Group by David Fitzpatrick:

The advanced group welcomes everyone. Our goal is 9:00 miles and faster. We did about 14 at about 8:45 and had a great time. Next week we’re meeting at the Kahala gas station at 6:00. Run fun!

Pink Group by Leslie Ragodos:

Here is this week’s update for the Pink Group (Rosie is back, but was unable to complete the full run with us today):

Today we ran out first official 12-miler, which included a straight 4-mile loop around Diamond Head, beginning on the Monserrat Avenue side and finishing at Kapiolani Park and an 8-mile loop to Aloha Gas Station and back. It was a very warm day and we practiced consuming water during our run. Runners today were Henry, Kozo, Rosie, myself, Bruce, Cindy, Christy, Earl, Jeff, Miyumi, Ryan E., and Ryan O.

Next week we will meet at 6:30 a.m. at Kapiolani Park and will run a similar route totaling 12 miles

White Group by Blair Hoashi:

At first there were 20, then 15, then 10.  We started off from the park with about 20 runners; at Triangle Park 15 runners assembled – a few dropped out due to digestions issues, injury, or had done a bunch of miles before Doc’s talk.  The Kahala gas station was another drop off point for a few members who persevered through injuries and lack of homework runs.  Staff leader Richard led the hardy remaining runners to the first beach park and back – high schooler, George, Ela, ine, Elena, Richard II, veteran members Francis, Jaimie, Hannah, tough newcomer Yumi, Jaimie, and “tail gunner” Blair were its members.  Congrats to everyone for a great run on a very hot day!

 Gotta try Prima Pizza in Kailua – genuine Italian pizza “run” by a member of our group!

Buff Walkers by George Ushijima:

Here we are on a hot July Sunday morning. Look! No rain. That means a lower humidity. Roger and George led out a small group of 9 as we made our way to the phone booth (Phantom). We then had a nice leisure walk back to the park where we got some great refreshments and noted that they waited for us. Thank You.

The homework this week remains the same as we should all be trying to get a total of 24 miles this week. Since we did 10 this Sunday, we need to only log in 14 more miles. This could be done on only 2 days, like Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 miles each. Or you could do a short 4-miler on Monday with 2 5s on Wednesday and Friday. Remember our endurance is built up by doing the homework.

Roger and George will be present for a while. Meantime Susan is traveling for a month and will rejoin us in August.

Keep on Walking!

Golden 14’S by Dean Takashige

What a nice clear sunny day. on our way back to Base, I could feel the back of my neck heating up… A good reminder to be wearing sunscreen… If by chance you forget in the morning, we do have some at table next to the HMC merchandise table. The main point of Dr. Scaff’s talk was wash your elbows and there are far dirtier places than the porta-potties on marathon day. Next week he will talk about stretching and warming up. No new information at this point, we are just building our stamina as our runs are getting longer.

*New Change

In the morning after Peter releases everyone to their respective groups, we will no longer gather as one large group. To save time just go to your respective locations with the group you are planning to run with. We are next to the “tree”.  We ran 10 miles to the virtual phone booth in 2 hours and 40 mins and burned about 943 calories.  Keep up with your homework and we will see you next Sunday.

Green 15’s by Lou Crompton:

We had an informal ten miler on Jul 3 led by Susan who returned with a 15.4 m/m overall pace… it was a fine job, but all would have liked not to have gotten soaked doing it. Today we bumped it up to 10.5 and Lou led the team.  One of our ladies made a really fast pit stop out at BP#1… didn’t ask if she washed her hands or not… doc said either answer is OK.  My Garmin gizmo measured 10.47 miles in 2H 39M giving us an overall pace of 15.2…  we’ll take it… just a light drizzle today out along Kal Hwy.  Did anyone else question if that was really “our” Ryan in the sweeper slot… he had such short hair.  Mahalo to the lovely Fiona for hosting the refreshment table. And I again apologize for saying we went out for 10 and a haaaf miles… she politely reminded me it was ten and a hahf miles… my granddad would be upset about how I’ve developed such an accent in the Colonies.  Next week we go 11.  Aloha

See you at the water stops!

Blair