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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Dr. Jack’s “Big Talk” – Marathon Week and Race Day
reported by Ro Kyte
The purpose of this talk is to get you through the Marathon. The marathon is in you; you are 100% done with the training [physical part], what is left is 90% psychology and 10% luck. [lucky weather, December can be hot] The Honolulu Marathon date was picked not for the coolest weather but for lowest visitor season. Lucky weather means no rain for wet shoes.
This talk takes you through next Sunday (race day) until noon; the talk the Sunday after that will cover the rest – what to do in the off-season, until the clinic starts up again the second Sunday in March. Continue reading
A Special Poem:
By Donna Scaff
T’was back in march when whom did I meet?
The Honolulu Marathon Clinic
A cachophany of runners…
All so unique!
At 7:30 every Sunday they’d gather,
As to age, sex or size, it just didn’t matter! Continue reading
[This post is derived from the contents of Dr. Scaff's Fitness Flyer.
The flyer itself is downloadable here as an Adobe Acrobat PDF.]
I. Problems & Solutions Need Action
“The federal government now spends $952 billion a year on Social Security, Medicare and other beneits for the elderly, which come to a record $27,289 per senior citizen, up 25% since 2000. About 35% of the federal budget is now spent on seniors.”
Source: THE WEEK, Feb. 29, 2008
Happy Belated Mother’s Day!!
Dr. Scaff spoke about rehabilitating from injury. He recommended rest, then starting back at a very deliberate pace; always at a much slower pace than one’s usual pace (1 to 2 minutes slower per mile). Continue reading