Blair’s Weekly Update 11-12-2017

Table Duty:

Mahalo to Pam and Libby for the delicious goodies.

Group Reports:

Advanced Group by David Fitzpatrick:
(Pace < 9:00 minutes per mile)

The advanced group welcomes everyone. Today several folks ran the 1/2 marathon and others ran from the Kahala gas station. Next week we meet at Moanalua Bay boat ramp (across from Roy’s Hawaii Kai) at 6 a.m. Only 27 days until the marathon, and we’re ready. Keep up the homework runs, and don’t get hurt. :O)

Red Group by Stephen Cole:
(Pace 9:00 – 10:00 minutes per mile)

Most of the red group ran the Val Nolasco 1/2 marathon on Sunday. Everyone did a great job, and the other members of the red group ran individual long runs as well.

Next week we’ll be running our first 20-mile run of the season starting at 5:00 a.m. from the 2nd beach park.

Happy running!

Pink Group by Hao Yang:
(Pace 10:00 – 10:30 minutes per mile)

Most Pink ran the half marathon race this morning. Congratulations to those who finished your last race of the Marathon readiness series! The remainders – Micha and Hao – ran 16 miles with clinic this morning.

Next week, we will meet at 6:30 a.m. and run 6 miles before Dr.’s talk. We will finish up another 8 miles after.

Stay healthy!

Black Group by Maile Kondo Burgey:
(Pace 11:00 – 12:00 minutes per minute)

11.12.2017 Tapering 16 miles

Tapering starts! Even though we did early bird run but reduced the miles Maile, Miharu, Heide, started first before Dr. Scaff‘s talk. Then William, Anna, Bethany joined heading out to Kalanianaole Highway. We decided to turn around at mile 10 and went up to Kahala Kill Hill! It’s been a while we didn’t go up that kill hill, so we tried it and found how we feel now after hard core training in summer. We did keep nice pace!

However, don’t know why we suffered with heat, especially me, Maile, had cramping in this high humidity weather even though we only did 16 miles. Kept drinking water helped us to go back to the park but we missed Nelson‘s oasis.

Next week, still meeting at 6:30 a.m. then run 14 miles. Do your homework with easy pace!


Sweet 16s by Annette Hayes:

Our long training walks are behind us now, as we are tapering our workouts. If you have been coming to the Sunday clinics and doing your homework, then your body is ready to do the Marathon. Pushing the body to do more miles now will only increase the risk of injury.

It was another perfect day to be out on the road. The breezes made the walk more enjoyable. Our group of 8 walked 12 miles today, going to Nelson’s for the last time this season. Thank you to Nelson and Marcia for the cool Gatorade and snacks. Best of all, thank you for the inspiration. (We could not convince Nelson to move the Oasis to Wailupe Park next week.). Thank you, Pam and Libby, for the wonderful quiche, cornbread, and brownies. Home baked goodies after a long workout! Another good reason to train with the Honolulu Marathon Clinic.

Green 15s by Lou Crompton:

Wow, either the Val Nolasco Half or some other exciting event had a serious impact on our clinic’s overall attendance this morn. Congrats to all the HMC finishers of the Half. Green Team had 13 frugal persons this morning at our starting line – let those rich folks pay to do the VN Half, we’ll do our own half for $0. A little treat for us today – a couple kisses from Bailey in exchange for a rub behind the ear… she’s such a pushover. Just as we began to get a little perspired, we were blessed with some falling mist followed by light trades. We paid our respects & gratitude to Nelson and Marsha at the oasis, and by the time we got back in the park the Garmin registered 13.25 miles and time was 3H 19M for our typical 15.0 pace. This year’s group is serious about finishing the marathon at about 6-35… looks very promising! Big maholo to Pam and helpers at the refreshment table… great assortment of home made goodies. Next week our gang will do 12.5 milwa and visit the oasis for the last time in 2017. Following Sundays we’ll do 10, then 7, then 26.2. Remember to slow down over DH lookout and check for whales… haven’t seen 1 yet this year. Aloha.

Da Comment Corner:

Enjoy your “front part of the Marathon” run (for most runners) and enjoy the tapering – you’ve earned it.

See you at the water stops!