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EVENT Bosetti 10K Ugly Sweater Run 3rd Annual Bronco Memorial Run Magic Island Biathlon HURT 100 Emancipation Freedom Wa l k Harold Chapson 8K MCBH King of the Hill The Newman Center Fun Run Sharon's Ride, 35K-100K Sharon's Run, 5K/10K, 1 mile walk Sharon's Ride, Keiki Cycling 22nd Annual Navy Seabee Run Pearl Harbor 10K Johnny Faerber 10K Tryfitness Women's 5K MCBH Swamp Romp Va l e n - Tails Family 3K Fun Run Valentines Biathlon Moanalua Valley 6 miles Trail Run The Great Aloha Run Warrior Dash GlowBash 5K Scavenger Run Haleiwa Triathlon Hawaii Pacific Health Women's 10K Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden Aiea Loop Express Spartan Race Aloha Stadium MCBH Surf and Turf Rainbow Run, 5k./1mile Ford Island Bridge Run, 10k. North Shore Marathon Haleiwa 5K Vi's Top of Tantalus The Hapalua - Hawaii's Half Marathon BOCA Hawaii Lanikai Triathlon Looney Lagoon 5K Honolulu 5K for Kids J.B. Kelley Metric Century Ride 13th Annual Jamba Juice Banana Man Chase Run With a View 39th Annual Wahiawa Pineapple Run Honolulu Triathlon Hibiscus Half Marathon Hele On Kalihi 5K
DISTANCE/LOCATION Hawaii Kai 3.1 miles, Waikiki Shell Schofield Barracks 5K Run/1K Swim, Magic Island Makiki Nature Center 5K, Ala Moana Beach Park Kapioloani Park 5K, MCBH Kaneohe 5K, Newman Center, UH Manoa Kapiolani Community College Kapiolani Community College Kapiolani Community College 5.5/10K, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Lehua Elementary School Kapiolani Park Kaka'ako Waterfront Park MCBH Kaneohe Aloha Stadium 5K run/1K swim, Ala Moana Beach Park Moanalua Va l l e y Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium Dillingham Ranch Kaka'ako Waterfront Park 400m/12mi./3mi., Haleiwa Beach Park Kapiolani Park 5x5K, Kapiolani Park Aiea Loop Trail 5K obstacle run, Aloha Stadium MCBH Kaneohe Kaka'ako Waterfront Park Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Haleiwa Haleiwa Puu Ualakaa State Park Waikiki Kailua Beach Park Lagoon Drive Downtown, Honolulu 25K-100K, Kaiaka Bay Beach Park 5K, Ala Moana Beach Park Aiea 10K, Wa h i a w a various races, Ala Moana Beach Park PLUS 15K, 5 miles, Kapiolani Park Kohou Street/King St., Downtown
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— EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF HAWAII PRESENTS —
January 26, 2014
Diamond Head 7:00 am Ride Run OahuWalk
Sunday January 26, 2014 ◌ Diamond Head ◌ Oahu ◌ 7:00 am
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8:30 am Walk begins (1 Mile) 10:30 am Keiki Bike Ride Time and Location of early packet pickup/registration to be announced on Facebook, Twittter, and www.HawaiiEpilepsy.com. Visit us online for details. All events and onsite registration at Kapiolani Community College Diamond Head Side (Parking lot C) Wheelchairs, strollers, and pets (on leash) welcome.
AWARDS: 5K/10K Run 1st Place male & female overall and top 3 age group finishers (see website for age group details) REGISTRATION: Mail in entries must be received by January 20, 2014. No guarantee of t-shirt for entries after January 20 CHECKS: PAYABLE TO: Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii MAIL TO: EFH - 1050 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 2550, Hon, HI 96814
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Helmets are required for riders. Entries from minors will only be accepted with a parent or guardian’s signature. I know that running and biking is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I know that there will be traffic on the course route. I assume the risk of riding in traffic. I assume any and all other risks associated with this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and humidity, and the condition of the roads, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and waive, release, and discharge the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii, this event’s officers, directors, members, volunteer-agents, successors, assigns or anyone acting on their behalf, from any and all claims of liability for death, personal injury, or property damage of any kind the nature whatsoever arising out of or in the course of my participation in this event. I grant permission for organizers to use photographs of me and quotations from me in legitimate accounts and promotions of this event Signature
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Jan 18 6:00 AM Hilo to Volcano Ultra and 50k Relay
Coconut Island to Volcano Village
Jan 19 7:00 AM Wintertime Super Sprint Triathlon
Jan 26 8:03 AM Peaman's Splish-Splash & Super Bowl Biathlon
7:00 AM Springtime Triathlon
7:00 AM Monster Triathlon
Feb 16 8:03 AM Turtle Trudge, Dragon Dash & 1 Mile Gallop
Feb 23 7:00 AM Sprint Triathlon
0.3mi./14 mi./2 mi., Kailua-Kona
Mar 16 6:00 AM 17th Annual Big Island International Marathon
PLUS Half Marathon and 5K, Hilo
Mar 30 tba
Wa i k o l o a
May 31 tba
Ironman 70.3 Hawaii
The Fairmont Orc h i d
Jun 22 5:30 AM 21st Annual Kona Marathon
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8:03 AM Zoomin' Zak Plunge and Plod Biathlon
7:00 AM Hilo Triathlon, 1500m/40K/10K
MAUI EVENTS DATE
Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K
Whalers Village, Kaanapali
Koieie Fishpond 5K
Kamali'i Elementary 5K
Maui Oceanfront Marathon
Plus 1/2 Marathon, 10K & 5K, Wa i l e a
Run for the Whales 1/2 marathon/10K/5K
For the Love of Maui, 5K
South Maluaka, Makena
Old Maui High, 5K and 1K
Run Till You're Green 3 miles
Kahului Ale House
Valley to the Sea Half Marathon/10K/5K
Iao Valley to Kihei
Maui 5K for Kids
Metric Century Bike Ride
Apr 19-20 6:30 AM
Maui Stage Race
Easter Bunny Biathlon (swim/run)
Easter Egg Scramble
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DISTANCE/LOCATION 1K & 3K + Keiki Races, Hanalei Bay
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The Women’s Fitness Experts
and Keiki 1 Mile Run
7:00 a.m., Sunday, February 2, 2014 • Kakaako/Waterfront Park COURSE This one-of-a-kind course is a safe, contained and beautiful route around Kakaako Waterfront Park. Enjoy the views as you and your friends run around this little gem in Honolulu. 5K run open to all girls and women age 10 and over. Keiki 1 mile run for boys and girls age 5-9.
FEES & DEADLINES Early entry postmarked by Dec. 31, 2013 - Adult: $35 / Keiki: $25. Entry from Jan. 1, 2014 Jan. 25, 2014 - Adult: $40 / Keiki: $30. Race Day Entry Adult: $50 / Keiki: $40. No t-shirt guarantees after Jan. 25, 2013. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. AWARDS & PRIZES Awards ceremony to follow the race. Prizes awarded to the top 3 ON-LINE REGISTRATION at finisher’s, the top 3 finisher’s in each age group. Ends midnight on Jan. 30, 2014. Women’s Finisher Shirts
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The Women’s Fitness Experts
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Waikiki Swim Club presents: The 2013, 2014 Biathlon Series at Ala Moana Beach Park:
Christmas Biathlon, Nov. 30, 2013 Magic Island Biathlon, Jan. 12, 2014
Valentines Biathlon, Feb. 9, 2014 Valentine’s Biathlon | Sunday, February 9, 2014 | Race Start 7:30 am | Ala Moana Beach Park
COURSE: The run/swim course consists of a 5K run around Ala Moana Beach Park and a 1K swim fronting the park. The run is first, followed by the swim. The run starts at the Diamond Head Concession. Time limit: 1 hour 15 minutes. ENTRY FEE: $25 INDIVIDUAL OR $50/TEAM: A non-refundable fee must accompany each entry form. Entries must be postmarked by Jan.27, 2014. The entry fee includes one t-shirt for each participant. PAYMENT: Make check or money order payable to: Waikiki Swim Club. Mail completed entry to : Sui Lan Ellsworth, 3465 Paty Dr. Honolulu, HI 96822 LATE ENTRIES: $40 INDIVIDUAL OR $80/TEAM: Do NOT mail after Feb. 3, 2014. Bring application to Late Entries table on race day. Entries accepted on race day from 6:15 – 7:15 am. No shirt guarantees for late entries. RACE NUMBERS: There is no packet pickup. Check-in at 6:15 to 7:15 am on race day to receive race number & instructions. AGE GROUPS: INDIVIDUAL: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. TEAMS: DIVISIONS: Married, Just Friends, Sweetheart, Family BRIGHTLY COLORED CAPS (parent & child) & Open. TEAM Age Groups: 50 & under, 81-70, 71-90, 91-110, 110-130, 130+ [Determined by adding teammate ages] AWARDS: 1st – 3rd in each division. Awards ceremony follows race as soon as all results are available. REQUIRED FOR SWIMMERS Early Registration by 11/18/13, $60 Individual/$120 Teams for ALL 3 BIATHLONS Late Registration by 11/22/13, $90 Individual/$150 Teams for ALL 3 BIATHLONS Series applicants MUST turn in signed application waivers for each race at time of Initial Series application. Team members must be the same for ALL THREE races, or you will NOT BE ELIGIBLE for overall series award. SERIES INFORMATION & OTHER RACE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE, waikikiswimclub.org INFO: email firstname.lastname@example.org. An Aqua Sphere cap provided to series entrant swimmers!
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Lori & KC - You are an Ironman!
On December 1, 2013, KC Carlberg, Lori McCarney, and nearly forty other Hawaii athletes competed at Ironman Cozumel, Mexico. For KC, the well-known owner of TryFitness and an established personal trainer and Race Director, this would be her first Ironman. For Lori, it was her eighth.
Lori: What made you decide at this time in your career to do an Ironman? KC: Good question. I’ve been doing triathlon for 25 years and just love the sport and what it has given to me in my life. When I turned 50 this year, I really wanted to do something significant. I’ve always wanted to do an Ironman, particularly Kona Ironman, but never found the time with coaching, training, and running Try Fitness. This year I decided that I was ready to make that commitment and give to myself. Since I had been to Cozumel with you three years ago, I knew the course and felt that the conditions were so similar to Hawaii that this was the race for me.
line and I told myself “KC, today you will be an Ironman but right now you have to work for it.” This helped me stay focused so I could race smart. I was KC: How did you feel about going back to Cozumel? finally in the mix with everyone else and it felt good. I Lori: I really had great memories of that 2010 race. never doubted I would be an Ironman some day, and Remember how much fun we had? The friendly peo- that day was glorious. I ran down that finish chute ple, the beautiful swim course where I got my PR of feeling like I had trained for this all my life and that 1:34, and my 2nd place AG finish. I like that the race moment was mine. Just phenomenal. was after Thanksgiving so I would be on a fitness track Lori: That is so cool. I knew you were a little worried leading up to the holidays. about doing the race, but you did great. What was Lori: Was becoming an Ironman what you expected? bugging you? KC: It sounds cliché, but it truly is about What went on in your head as you prepared and the journey. After all these years, I felt that raced? KC: It far exceeded my expectations. Having people may have had expectations of me because I do trained athletes such as yourself for the Ironman what I do in the triathlon community. What I discovevent, I knew what I needed to do for my training and ered was that I had to be vulnerable, and just be me I was prepared for the race itself, but I no idea of how and that all those expectations were in my head. When I would feel. I trusted that I did the work and when it I let that go, I was able to really embrace my humancame to race day, I was blown away at how good I felt. ness and enjoy the experience. It allowed me to really It was amazing. I felt strong and confident. I’m not enjoy Ironman and a return to Ironman Cozumel after saying it was easy, because I had some moments being a part of the Hawaii crew that went to Mexico where I had to dig deep to focus through the discom- and it helped to know that we were all in it together. fort of it all, but overall it was doable. As I was train- Each of us had our own goals but in the end we suping, I really focused on being in the moment. The ported each other. I’m so proud to be a part of our Ironman is such a long event; I knew that if I got ahead Hawaii community of triathletes and athletes and I of myself I would get frustrated. There was a moment thank you for helping to create the Team Hola y Aloha on the bike at mile 30 when I thought about the finish that went to Cozumel. I’m grateful for everyone who
competed and all those who took the time out of their lives to come to Mexico to support everyone. KC: It was a really large group from Hawaii that made the trip to Cozumel. Why did you try to convince people to go? Lori: Triathlon and Ironman have helped me be a better person. I am more confident, more positive about life, and simply physically and mentally healthier than I have ever been. I wanted other folks to share these great benefits and I thought that Ironman Cozumel was a great event for everyone, including first timers. If I could recruit just a few athletes from different training groups to get things started, I expected they would talk their training buddies into it and we could get a large group. And once that ball started rolling, we did! What does that tell you about the relationships you make through triathlon? KC: You and Ironman seem to have a strong relationship. You just keep doing them. Lori: It’s funny. You would think that some of the bad experiences I’ve had at Ironman events would cause me to stop competing. The DNF at my first Ironman in Kona in 2009 was emotionally devastating. Another DNF came when I experienced debilitating cramping on the hot and hilly Ironman France bike leg in 2011. The medical team pulled me off the course (at least I thought they had) and I sat by the road for close to two hours. When no one came to bring me and my bike down from the mountains, I decided to ride down to T2 to make the bike cut off . All the way down, I said I would quit after the bike. And I did. I can’t believe I quit. That was a lesson in the power of my mind to make or break a race. I learn something new about racing and about myself with each Ironman experience. I like that, and I think that’s why I always look forward to the next one. Lori: So, are you “one and done” or is there another Ironman in your future? KC: I would love to get into the Kona Ironman one day, but for the moment I’m truly grateful for my Cozumel experience. It has made me a much better athlete and even better coach.
Ask the Trainer
10-15% for women – than the average age grouper. You can improve your 10K time by eating fewer high Aloha everyone. I’m back again with another edition of fat snacks. Losing 1 to 2 pounds of body weight can ask the trainer. Since we last spoke, I completed the shave off 2-3 seconds per mile. That doesn’t seem like Cozumel Ironman Triathlon. I’m totally stoked. I a lot, but over the distance it adds up. Furthermore, thought about my run with the first question I received the lighter you are, the less pounding your body takes with each foot fall. from one of my readers: by KC Carlberg
How can I run faster in a triathlon? Indeed, the burning question of most triathletes. Some would argue that the triathlon race comes down to the run, if you are a great runner you can take the win. Just look at Mirinda Carfrae at this year’s Ironman World Championships. We aren’t all pros, but we do want to do our best when we race. There are 3 things you can do now to improve your running. One – aerobic capacity. If you want to run fast you have to run fast. Yes, adding speed week into your weekly workouts is critical. It reminds your body to run fast. Your speed work along with those base training miles in the off season build your capacity. Two – running economy. Working on form and technique will help immensely with your running efficiency, thus improving economy. Additionally, adding plyometric moves and strength training further helps to strengthen weaknesses and deficiencies in your physical person thereby helping with your speed. Third – Power to Weight Ratio. Remember in the last issue we discussed how to become a better climber in cycling you have to lose weight? Same applies here. The lighter and stronger you are the faster you will go. Pro triathletes generally keep a much lower body fat – 5-10% for men and
What is better – Greek yogurt or regular yogurt? That is an excellent question. Factoid – Canadians eat 33% more yogurt than Americans. Now the question ity ball to improve functional strength, balance and – both types of yogurt come from milk and have flexibility of the body. Many people use a fitness ball healthy bacteria, but it is the processing the makes as a chair either for casual TV watching or working. them different. Greek yogurt is strained 3 times versus The ball can even be used as a bench with free weights twice for regular yogurt. This means that Greek yogurt to help further improve muscle stabilization. Try this has less whey, lactose, calcium, sodium, and sugar exercise: Move out into a bridge position on the ball than regular yogurt. It also contains about half the with your head and shoulders comfortably resting on carbs of regular yogurt, and the additional straining your ball, with your hips high, legs at a 90-degree means that it takes more milk to make Greek yogurt, angle from knee to ankle and your feet hip width apart. so Greek yogurt contains more protein. (17 grams From here you can use dumbbells for a nice chest versus 11 grams in some brands). This makes Greek press or fly. By using your core muscles to stabilize yogurt a better option if you are trying to get in a little your position, this becomes a very dynamic move extra protein in your diet, which is key when you are which includes pecs, shoulders, glutes, abs, quads and hamstrings. Using your core muscles to help your t rying to lose weight. stability and balance will also improve the natural Should I get rid of my fitness ball, it seems like a motor reflexes of the body. Whether you want to lose dead end trend? Oh good heavens no. The stability weight, run faster, or climb Mount Everest, a personball, or fitness ball as it sometimes is referred to, has alized program is your best bet in achieving those been around since the early 1900’s in rehab. Today, goals. The hard work is always worth the effort in being successful. Let me know how I can help you they are a staple in gyms everywhere. The exercise ball is a great tool to improve the strength of with your journey – ask the Trainer. the abs and the lower-back. You have to constantly adjust while on the ball because of its unstable nature, KC Carlberg, MPH and owner of Try Fitness Hawaii, thus helping improve balance. You can use the stabil- www.tryfitnesshawaii.com
Jonathan Lyau - Still Going Strong Congratulations on having participated in every single Great Aloha Run. What made you start running?
I started running in September 1979 in the 10th grade when I joined the McKinley High School Cross Country Team. It sounded interesting and I thought I had good endurance because I would outlast my basketball teammates when we ran for conditioning, but I actually got interested in running earlier in 1979 during the Spring. My Aunt (Dora Kop) was someone who always talked positively and strongly, and she told us that we should go with her to the Honolulu Marathon Clinic. So we (me, my brother, and cousin) went with her to Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon Clinic to listen to Dr. Jack Scaff talk about different topics on running and about something called the Marathon. We would then try to do one of the training runs after. I remember making it around Diamond Head and thinking it was an accomplishment. We only went to this a couple of times a month, but I learned a lot from listening to Dr. Scaff. I entered my first road race, the Diet Pepsi 10k in June 1979 and ran it in 51min. After I joined cross country I realized that I could do pretty well, but had to keep training to get better in running. I never played basketball again. After XC season I decided to run the Marathon in December, did it in a time of 3:23, and had fun doing it. My Aunt Dora passed away this past November and it brought back a lot of memories on how I got started in running. I ended up getting a bib number to pace some runners through 11 miles in the marathon and thought a lot about her, especially as I ran around Diamond Head. What are some of your best memories from running? And from the Great Aloha Run?
There are so many memories from my running career, but here are a few (in no particular order): • Winning the State High School 3200m track title (1982).
• Running my first marathon (1979).
• Winning my first of 17 Honolulu Marathon Kama’aina Titles (1993) after years of trying. • Winning two Great Aloha Runs 8 years apart (1994, 2002).
• Representing Hawaii in a $1 million winner take all race in Lake Tahoe (my first experience running at altitude).
• Being on the Hawaii team for an Ekiden run in NYC and seeing so many world class runners. • Breaking the 2:30 barrier in the Marathon.
• Getting inducted into the Honolulu Marathon Hall of Fame. • Traveling to different places outside of Hawaii to race.
Fun memories would be all the camaraderie that I had training, racing, and running relays with the Mushroom Track Club. The best memories have to be all the people from all ages and walks of life that I’ve met (one of them being my wife Kelli) by being a part of Hawaii’s running community for all these decades. Memories from GAR include my first win as I led down into the tunnel and into Aloha Stadium to finish 1st. It was a surreal experience as it really felt like I was “pulling” everyone else in the race through there. I’m still creating memories so I’m sure this list will grow. What were your best GAR results? 5 top 5 finishes, 15 top 15 finishes, 26 top 20 finishes, 23 top 30 finishes. (Year by year results above.) What is the secret? You have stayed with running for a long time, and on a highly competitive level. Setting goals and trying to reach them keeps me motivated. The key is consistency in training without taking too many long breaks from training. I continue to do quality hard run workouts to maintain race fitness and enter races of various distances. I’ve only had to take one really long break from training. It was for almost 8 months after getting injured and ultimately having surgery. Other than that, I’ve basically run continuously since 1979. When you trained the most, how much did you run? 80-100 miles per week. Where are you now, with regards to training and racing? Now I put in 40-60 miles per week and run 5-6 days per week. I still get in some hard quality sessions and run an occasional race
Great Aloha Run results through the yeears. 1985. . . 39:59 . . . . 5th 1986. . . 43:11 1987. . . 52:32 1988. . . 43:46 . . . . 7th 1889. . . 43:23 . . . . 5th 1990. . . 43:02 . . . . 6th 1991. . . 42:35 . . . . 4th 1992. . . 42:21 . . . . 4th 1993. . . 42:00 . . . . 2nd 1994. . . 42:23 . . . . 1st 1995. . . 42:32 . . . . 5th 1996. . . 42:06 . . . . 3rd 1997. . . 43:11 . . . . 4th 1998. . . 43:41 . . . . 5th 1999. . . 42:37 . . . . 6th 2000. . . 43:12 . . . . 3rd 2001. . . 42:44 . . . . 4th 2002. . . 42:43 . . . . 1st 2003. . . 42:51 . . . . 7th 2004. . . 43:55 . . . . 7th 2005. . . 43:50 . . . . 6th 2006. . . 44:15 . . . . 4th 2007. . . 48:00 . . . 27th 2008. . . 44:56 . . . . 6th 2009. . . 44:29 . . . 20th 2010. . . 44:26 . . . . 5th 2011 . 1:46:44 . 8,621st 2012. . . 47:10 . . . 18th 2013. . . 46:28 . . . 14th
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to see where I’m at. I only pick two orree races Three good tips to running the GAR? a year that I really want to do well in. • Have Fun. Tell us a little bit about your best race ever. I don’t know if it was my best race, but it was my • Run/walk an even pace. breakthrough race. The Symphony Run 4-miler • Listen to your body. (Opus) back in 1991 when I broke through with a big 19:29 PR for that race. Gary Fanelli had Three good training tips for GAR? been dominating all the races here and beat me • Find time to run at least 3-5 times per week. by almost 30 seconds the prior week in a 10K. Even if you can only get out for 20 minutes, it I had been pulling off some great times in workouts, but my races weren’t improving like does a whole lot better than nothing. I thought. Three-quarters of the way through • Challenge yourself by doing a faster than northe race Gary started to pull away from me like mal workout once per week. he normally did and he opened up a gap, but something told me not to be a wimp and to take • Find a training partner or join a group that has a chance surge back up to him. Once I got even a similar goal as you. It’ll keep you motivated with him I felt a second wind and actually had to train and also be more fun. a great kick coming in that last 200m. It was a great time for me and really boosted my confi- Anything else you would like to add? I love dence in my ability. From that race on, I don’t the sport of running and especially enjoy helpthink I lost another local race for a while. It was ing others reach their goals. I wouldn't still be doing it if I didn’t like it! like the changing of the guard.
Pierce Murphy: Local Runner and NCAA Champion HSM: Congrats on your National Championship, tell us first a little bit about the race. and second a little bit about how you got to where you are now. PM: Thank you! The race went well. It had been raining for a few days before the race so the course was really muddy, and the temperature was in the 30s. There was a lot of wind as well, which made it feel colder. I did not mind the conditions because I knew everyone in the race would be affected by it as well. I got to where I am now from playing soccer a lot— that’s where I noticed that I had good endurance and would not get tired as fast as other people. I started doing small races as a kid and was good at them, and when high school came around I ran cross country and track. I did not think anything of it until junior year, when I started focusing a lot on running. I kept improving from there and now I am running on the best college cross country team in the nation.
HSM: What are your plans for the near future, and what happens after college? PM: In the near future I am getting ready for indoor and outdoor track. I run the 5K and 10K in outdoor track and I hope to PR in both those events. After college, if I am fast enough, I would like to run professionally. If not, I hope to get some kind of job in the film business because that is what I am majoring in. HSM: Tell us a little bit about your training, and your racing in college. PM: Training in college is much harder than high school. It’s good, though. It needs to be that way because everyone who runs in college is fast! In high school I didn’t have much competition. There were one or two guys who were fast, but nothing like in college. Everyone takes running seriously, and all the races are much larger than my high school races. Pierce Murphy and his teammates from University of Colorado, Boulder, recently won the NCAA Div. I Team Championship. Photo Credit ProMotion LTD
Where do you Ride your Bicycle that Makes you feel Uncomfortable? That stretch of road where you feel uncomfortable riding represents exactly why the Hawaii Bicycling League will not stop fighting to make bicycling in Hawaii safer, easier, and more fun. The Hawaii Bicycling League was founded in 1975, and our mission to make Hawaii’s streets safer for cyclists is still at the core of our organization. Many of you may know as us the event organizers of the Honolulu Century Ride and Haleiwa Metric Century Ride, but our primary role to get Hawaii’s roads safer for you. Our latest advocacy projects involve pushing the state to develop a two-way cycle track on King St. and develop an off-road bike path on the Leeward-coast, extending the Pearl Harbor Bike Path all the way to Kapolei. So, what does this mean for you? Better bicycling conditions and connected car-free paths for your use. We’re working hard to make this happen, but we need your support. By joining HBL you become part of a united voice for a bike friendly community. Get a say on how you want your island to support your love of bicycling. You’re also going to receive a 10% HBL Member Discounts at your local bike store and reduced registration fees on the Haleiwa Metric Century Ride and the Honolulu Century Ride. Become a member now! It’s simple and easy. Just head to www.hbl.org/join to help make our island a cyclist’s paradise, and also save yourself some money in the process.
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Wellness is... Catherine Cullison, PT, DPT, at JACO Rehab
Intellectual, Spiritual and Emotional. Occupational wellness enables a sense of intrinsic motivation, satisfaction and enrichment through one’s work. Physical wellness involves a personal responsibility for one’s health, with the need for regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. Social wellness promotes positive communication within our community and environment. Intellectual wellness is centered on challenging our minds to utilize our unique skills and talents in a productive way. Spiritual wellness involves the human search for meaning and purpose in our existence. It wasn't until I began practicing physical therapy that I realized how important "Wellness" really is. It is one of the key elements needed to implement Lastly, emotional wellness recognizes the need to understand and accept a successful treatment plan. Through listening to my patients, I realized our feelings. many people with musculoskeletal injuries have other stressors in their life. In my brief course review, I began to understand how truly interdependent These were related and/or unrelated to their injury, but it certainly played a each of these aspects are. Obviously as a physical therapist, I deal directrole in their healing. So I asked myself, “How can I guide my patients ly with the physical dimension of wellness. However, by improving sometowards physical healing, but also encourage them to take control of their one’s physical well-being, we are indirectly influencing each of the other lives outside of therapy?” dimensions. The physical benefits of looking and feeling healthy greatly improve self- esteem, self-control and determination, and it doesn’t stop there. Healthier people are more likely to live longer, feel better and encourage others around them.
Perhaps one of the most overlooked courses I took in physical therapy school was "Wellness". To me, it was kind of simple: People need a healthy balance of mind and body to get better . Evidently it was such an important concept that in the midst of our cardiopulm, pharm, neuroscience, and imaging courses, “Wellness" was a topic with enough information to warrant 214+ pages of reading.
One of our goals at Jaco Rehab is to help people understand what their bodies need in order to feel healthy and prevent injuries. Outside of direct oneon-one patient care, all of our therapists make an effort to support the greater wellness movement in our community. Some of our wellness programs include: • ACL risk of injury testing for local soccer, volleyball, and other sports teams. • JACO Liberty: A functional balance training program to help increase independence with activities of daily living. • Fit 2 Work: An ergonomic assessment and conditioning program designed to maintain wellness in your workplace. • Injury prevention seminars around the island to help people reduce their overall risk of injury. • Post-race injury screenings at many tournaments and races around the island.
Searching for answers, I reviewed the “Six Dimensions of Wellness” from my old course notes. These dimensions were developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute (NWI) in 1976. There are six, interdependent aspects of wellness: Occupational, Physical, Social,
It is my hope that everyone is able to find a greater sense of wellness within themselves, so that they may share it with those around them. Together, we can gain a better understanding of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to healthy living. You can learn more about the six dimensions of wellness at www.nationalwellness.org. To learn more about the wellness programs we offer at JACO Rehab, visit our website: www.jacorehab.com.
Big Island Corner
Hawaii Sport was lucky to sit down with Helgi Olafson, a Big Island athlete What is your training routine who has excelled in his first year of triathlon racing to spread awareness like? about a rare disease that has affected his life. My training routine varies depending on what race I am training for. I typically cycle Hawaii Sport Magazine: You are an athlete based on the Big Island between 200 and 300 miles, run but you race all over the world. What are some of your recent races? about 30 miles, and swim about Helgi Olafson: I recently finished Ironman Canada on August 25th. This 5 miles per week, with 2--4 race was the "A race" for my Canada tour, in which I also completed hours of resistance training in Ironman 70.3 Calgary, Morden Triathlon, a 70.3 in Morden, Manitoba and calisthenics. As an endurance athlete I train pretty much Apple Tri Olympic in Kelowna, British Columbia. You are racing to spread awareness about ankylosing spondylitis, a every day but because I have disease which many people are completely unaware of. Can you tell us AS, I need to focus on recovery and sometimes that means I a little about it? have to take a rest day. I use Ankylosing spondylitis, or AS, is an autoimmune arthritis that involves my rest days to catch up on the fusion of the joints usually associated with extreme pain and discomfort. many responsibilities of runIt can lead to complete immobility. Everything you do with your body ning my non-profit organizaaffects the outcome of this disease, and those who are diagnosed within tion, Helgi Olafson the first few years of progression (around 19 or 20 years of age) have a Foundation, which is commitbetter success rate. The most important factor is that AS patients under- ted to helping people with stand that they may need to change their life in order to live comfortably. arthritis by promoting exercise There is no magic pill, but it is proven that using exercise as medicine and as medicine. staying mobile leads to a better chance that the patient will experience less What has been your favorite race up to this point? pain and progression. Personally, I take a medication called Enbrel, which is an injectable, but there are many other methods of treatment. Though I love racing on my home turf in Hawaii I would have to say my With AS, you have to listen to your body and figure out what works best favorite race up until this point is Ironman Canada in Whistler. The for you. Taking a proactive approach and listening to your body is the course is absolutely breathtaking and the fans are wonderfully invigorating. I was able to finish in 11 hours and although I learned a lot during the only way one will be successful with this disease. race I still have a lot to learn. What were the first indications for you and that something was What are your future goals, both for races and for ankylosing wrong? spondylitis awareness? When I was 19, I remember trying to get out of bed and I couldn't. I couldn't roll over without having excruciating pain in my hips. It was so 2013 was all about doing the best that I could and creating a profile, webbad it made me cry. I knew there was something wrong. It was a site, and record of media outreach and community involvement to be able painstaking diagnosis process that took about 6 months (much shorter of to better raise awareness for ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis. I have a length of time than most people go through to get their diagnosis). After been a dedicated volunteer in the communities where I have raced and having a series of x-rays Dr. Steven Goodman of Arthritis Associates of hope to continue inspiring and helping people around the world, especialSouth Florida ran a series of tests on me and I tested positive for the HLA- ly the keiki and those with arthritis. B27 gene, which gave me a 90 percent chance of having AS. The next Despite having a debilitating autoimmune arthritis, I was able to rank 48th test was an MRI which confirmed the diagnosis because of the visible in the USA and 103rd in the world in age group 30 to 34 for 2013, accordfusion in my sacroiliac joints. From this point forward I knew my life ing to USAT, all in my rookie year of triathlon. I have also been able to would be different and that I would have to make changes in order to be get the attention of a lot of media to promote this cause which has given happy. me the opportunity to obtain the sponsorship and donations necessary for What gave you the idea to start doing triathlons? What did you hope this operation to succeed in helping people with arthritis. These things all prove that anything is possible. to get out of it? I started in a triathlon as a runner for relay team during Olympic distance race Lavaman Waikoloa. I did fairly well, so I decided that I would start training to do a full race on my own and I would do it for a cause. I would do it to show others with arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis that through exercise, they could lead healthier and happier lives.
Next year, I intend to continue making a difference in North America by furthering the outreach of our programs, including the creation of chapters for Helgi Olafson Foundation's recently created Racing for a Cure for Arthritis Training Team (RCATT), which will bring teammates to Hawaii to compete as individuals and relay teams for Lavaman triathlons, who we have partnered with.
Was it hard to get started? What challenges and triumphs did you My other goals are to qualify for Kona and achieve the race results necesexperience when you started training for and doing triathlons? sary to receive professional triathlete status for 2015. With the next Olympic distance triathlon about six months away, I decided to start training for a marathon. My training was tough but I was see- Is there anything else you would like readers to know about your ing results quickly and I was able to do very well in my first marathon experiences and your foundation? with the time of 3 hours and 54 minutes. It helps that my coach, Rick Please check out our website at helgiolafson.org. Follow me on twitter Rubio, has osteoarthritis which gives him the experience necessary to be and instagram: @helgiolafson and request me as a friend on Facebook. able to give advice to athletes with arthritis, like myself. He has a high Networking is a huge key to our success. If you believe in what we are impact hip replacement and he recently competed in Ironman World doing at HOF, please donate to this cause. All donations are tax-exempt. Championships along with many other long distance triathlons, running Please feel free to ask me any questions by visiting Helgiolafson.org/conand swimming events. Together we strive to help people with arthritis tact. and we make a great team. Let us know if you are interested in joining our RCATT program to race Tell us a little about how the disease affects your life at this point in at Lavaman. This is a great step toward owning your health, and/or racing time. Is there any one of the triathlon disciplines that is affected more in support of arthritis, which affects over 40 % of Americans, and comes than the others? in over 200 types. Mahalo. Although I have some fusion in my sacroiliac joints, I have found that, through triathlon, I am able to keep my ankylosing spondylitis at bay. Running is the most strenuous because it creates a lot of impact, putting Helgi Olafson Foundation pressure on the joints. Being that my sacroiliac joints are where my #CureArthritis fusion has occurred, the nerve pathways sometimes get misaligned and helgiolafson.org "Do More Than Sport" cause issues in my legs.
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The Winter Mountain Bike Series at Camp Timberline is a 4 race series consisting of separate XC/Trail, and Downhill races on each date. The 2014 dates are: January 26th, February 9th, February 23rd, and March 9th The XC/Trail Race will start at 9:00 AM, followed by the Downhill Race at 1:00 PM. There is a $40 pre sign up fee for each race, or $50 on the day of the race. Fee includes Camp Timberline Membership fees, professional race timing, and a T-Shirt for the first race entered. The XC/Trail course will be 3+ mile course and change for each race, number of laps will depend on class. The course will get progressivley more challenging throughout the series. The Downhill courses will consist of the existing Timberline DH Trails with changes and additions made for each race. The night before the final race in the series will be a campout night, camping is allowed with a $6 Camp Timberline fee, and will include a live band, bonfire, and potluck style cookout. The first practice dates are January 5th, 16th, 19th , and 25th. Specific practice times to be announced soon, Camp Timberline charges a $5 practice day fee. For up to date information, you can visit or like the Winter Mountain Bike Series Facebook page at http://facebook. com/wmtbseries Additional information can also be found at http://rustychaincyclery.com Remember to find your new (or used) quality bike from one of our great local bikeshops: BIKEFACTORY, BOCA, IT&B, Rusty Chain Cyclery, McCully Bike and The Bikeshop. Photo courtesy of www.hbl.org
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ONLINE VIA: www.Active.com Online registration closes at 9:00pm HST on Sunday, May 18th COURSE: 5K (3.1 miles) race begins at 8 am on Kohou Street Across the river from HCC, R on Kalani, R on Mc Neill, L on Colburn, R on Mokauea, R on King, R on Kohou, R on Kalani, R on Mc Neill, L on Colburn, Finish at Eki on Colburn.
AGE GROUPS: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. AWARDS CEREMONY will begin approximately at 9:00am once the last runner/walker crosses the finish line on Colburn St behind Eki Cyclery. AWARDS: Top three men and women overall and top three men and women age group finishers DRAWINGS: All finishers are eligible for prizes on race day
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PACKET PICK-UP: rd Friday, May 23 4-6 pm Eki Cyclery 1603 Dillingham, Kalihi th Saturday, May 24 1-4 pm Eki Cyclery 1603 Dillingham, Kalihi th Sunday, May 25 (Race Day) at Start Line Kohou St. from 7am to 7:50am. Cash, Check & Paypal accepted.
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The â€œHonolulu Ekidenâ€? is a marathon-length (26.2 miles) team relay race consisting of six legs. The course stretches from Kapiolani Park to Sandy Beach Park along the beautiful coastline of East Oahu. For our inaugural race last year, about 900 runners (210 teams in total) from Hawaii and Japan participated. We are projecting about 2,000 runners from Hawaii, Japan, and other countries for 2014. Great prizes and a music festival on Waikiki Beach awaits participants after the race! Photo Credit: Ross Hamamura
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James Ke’aloha Beach Park, Hilo Hawaii This is about 1 mile before Richardson’s Beach Park on Kalaniana’ole Ave. What: Hilo’s 1st Inaugural Olympic Distance Triathlon 1.5k Swim 40k Bike 10k Run (.92 Mile) (24.8 Miles) (6.2 Miles) When: Sunday July 13, 2014 – The swim starts at 7:00 am
SWIM: The swim heads out of the James Ke’aloha Beach Park into clear beautiful blue water, takes a right turn, then heads straight back. BIKE: The bike course heads straight out 12.4 miles on the scenic Hamakua Coast and returns the same way. The “Singing Bridge” will be carpeted and only open to bicycles. RUN: The run course heads out the opposite direction from the bike and turns around just past the famous Richardson’s Beach, takes a loop around scenic Nene St., and then finishes right back into James Ke’aloha Beach Park. FINISH: After finishing the race, there will be refreshments, BBQ burgers from “Cronies Bar & Grill” , a DryFit finishers’ shirt, finishers’ medal, and beer from Mehana brewery (must be 21or older).
Awards: ● Top 5 Overall (Male/Female) ● Top 3 in each Age Group (Male/Female, 1019, 2029, etc.) ● Your Age Group will be based on your age on race day. Entry fee: $95 Early Bird Special for the first 100 sign up. $150 through May 31, 2014 $175 after May 31, 2014 Relay Teams: (see website for details)
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Big Island Corner - Ironman World Championships by Mercedes DeCarli On Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 7 o’clock in the morning, all the training required for the preparation to race in the Ironman World Championships in Kona was put into play. With the shot of the cannon, the athletes were off; their dreams becoming a reality the moment they walked to body marking that morning, all of them prepared for anything the day could bring and ready for the task before them. The day was one of the most perfect Ironman days anyone had ever seen weather condition wise. The water was calm and clear for the swim, on the bike the athletes had a tailwind all the way out to Hawi and not too much of a headwind coming back into town, and the clouds helped with the heat on the run resulting in amazing run splits. 18-year-old Keoni Smith, a recent graduate of West Hawaii Explorations Academy, exited the water in 59:16, completing his goal of breaking an hour in the water and being the first Kona resident to finish the swim. Dan Gampon, also 18-yearsold and a recent graduate of Kealakehe High School, followed Smith, swimming a 1:04:26. Keish Doi was the third Kona resident out of the water with a time of 1:06:12. Out on the bike course, Keish Doi took the lead from Smith and was the first Kona resident to enter the run course after completing a bike time of 4:58:29. Michael DeCarli’s strength and experience quickly allowed him to make up time lost on the swim, having swam a 1:11:13. DeCarli averaged, like Doi, well over 20 mph on the way up to Hawi and a total average of 21.43 mph for the 112 miles to finish the bike in 5 hours, 13 minutes, 35 seconds and landed himself as the second Big Island resident on the run course. Coming off the bike with a total split time of 5:19:27 was Jeni Winegarner was the first woman and third Kona The run tested many of the athletes. Already tired resident to complete the bike. and heavily taxed, their bodies battled with sideaches, blisters, and soreness from head-to-toe, but each athlete fought their own battle and came out victorious. Doi ran an incredible 3:45:59 to land him first Kona resident and 578th place overall with a finishing time of nine-hours, fifty-sixminutes, fifty-four seconds. Winegarner, who ran a 3:57:57 marathon, was the first Kona woman to finish and 966th overall. With a time of 10:33:10, Winegarner also earned herself the 132nd place for overall women. DeCarli, who battled with blisters on his feet for the last half of the marathon came across the finish line in a total time of 10:48:19. DeCarli’s run split for his first marathon was a 4:11:10. Two of the youngest competitors in the 2013 Ironman World Championship were also from Kona. Keoni Smith, who was the first Kona resident to exit the water, finished in a total time of 11:28:01. Dan Gampon, second out of the water, finished just behind Smith at 11:48:49. Good job to all of the athletes who participated in the World Championship this year. You are an inspiration to many people. Can’t wait to cheer you on in the near future.
KONA RESIDENT RESULTS Keish Doi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:56:54 Jeni Winegarner . . . . . . . . 10:33:10 Michael DeCarli . . . . . . . . 10:48:19 Kristin Drost . . . . . . . . . . 11:27:00 Keoni Smith . . . . . . . . . . . 11:28:01 Dan Gampon . . . . . . . . . . 11:48:49 Jon Jokiel . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:23:19 Rick Rubio . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:39:36 Net Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . 13:01:17 Brian Collins . . . . . . . . . . 13:01:36 Matthew Mather . . . . . . . . 13:07:40 Rachel Gillis . . . . . . . . . . . 13:18:00 Chitwin San Tun . . . . . . . . 13:23:32 Laurie Beers . . . . . . . . . . . 13:27:14 Dene Sturm . . . . . . . . . . . 14:15:56 Sam Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:22:45 Michael Drutar . . . . . . . . . 14:28:45 Kevin Prater . . . . . . . . . . . 14:41:05 Kristina Sawaya . . . . . . . . 15:26:32 John Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:40:56 Jason Heady . . . . . . . . . . . 16:42:12
From Sand to Snow: An Unlikely Calling HAWAII NATIVE JEREMY WAGNER FINDS TALENT ON THE MOUNTAIN By Caryn Maconi Jeremy Wagner is a devoted Hawaiian in many ways. From his greeting of “aloha” to his trusty ukulele to his love of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine sports teams, Wagner seems upon first impression to belong on the islands. Somehow, however, this N?n?kuli native has found himself living in the mountains of Fraser, CO. Though he didn’t see snow for the first time until late 2010, Wagner is now training for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in the sports of cross-country skiing and biathlon, which combines Nordic skiing and rifle shooting. A U.S. Army Reserves veteran, Wagner was injured in 2007 in a motorcycle accident while on leave from his second tour in Iraq. The injury damaged his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed below the waist, but Wagner immediately began looking for opportunities to stay active. His first passion for adaptive sport came in an outrigger canoe. While undergoing treatment at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center in California, Wagner found out about the VA’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games and was introduced to a sitski, also known as a monoski, for the first time. Using the sitski, which consists of a molded seat mounted on a metal frame with one ski underneath, Wagner found that he could glide and steer himself through the snow using only his upper body and a pair of short poles. Wagner competed in the slalom event at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games that year and an unlikely passion was ignited. It didn’t take long for Wagner to find his niche in the sports of cross-country skiing and biathlon. At the Wheelchair Games he was approached by Rob Rosser, a U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team coach in charge of development and recruiting. Rosser encouraged the native Hawaiian to try training and racing at a more competitive level, so when Wagner’s cousin invited him to live with her and her husband in Denver to give full-time training a try, and he jumped at the opportunity. “I am very fortunate to have the support of my family, who initially opened it up,” Wagner said. “My cousin helped me get involved with the VA in the first place; otherwise, I don’t know where I’d be now.” With his cousin’s support, Wagner began practicing with the National Sports Center for the Disabled, a Paralympic Sport Club in Winter Park, CO, under Nordic head coach Mark Birdseye. There, he trained alongside the national team and began to understand where his talent could lead him. Before long, he was hooked. “After five months or so, I was able to go to the last training camp that the [National Team] has in Bend, OR,” Wagner said. “I was kind of able to keep up with the National guys, and then they put me on the Development Team … Progress is always motivating, and I was named to the National Team a year later. I thought, ‘Maybe I do have what it takes to make it to the Games.’” In just his third year of training full-time, Wagner finds himself a member of the world championship team, a world cup circuit participant and a favorite for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. He still trains with the NSCD, which recently received a grant through the Olympic Opportunity Fund to support disabled veterans and injured servicemen through the process of learning, training for, and competing in adaptive sports at all levels. For Wagner and many other military veterans, biathlon is an attractive sport because it makes use of many of the skills used in combat. Biathlon requires quick movement and endurance as well as strong marksmanship, something veterans often do not get a chance to experience again after returning from active duty. In fact, all five athletes who represented the United States at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Championships in Sweden were either military veterans or active duty servicemen. Wagner, however, believes the sport draws veterans for bigger reasons than the chance to shoot a rifle again. “I think it’s the drive,” Wagner said. “Although we train as a team, it’s an individual sport, and you have to have a lot of self-motivation to get out there and train by yourself. I think a lot of [the athletes] have that because of their service.” Wagner said staying active and competing are especially important for him and many other Paralympic veteran athletes. “A lot of them are coming back from combat with an injury or were injured after they got home,” Wagner said. “They still have that fighting mentality, they’re just fighting a different battle now. We’re not satisfied with sitting
on a couch and feeling sorry for ourselves, so whether it’s our personal goals or reaching out to the community, we are always staying active.” Though Wagner said he and his teammates push each other in training on a regular basis, his goals for Sochi are more personal: to race to the best of his ability and to continue to make progress in his sport. “[My hope is] just to push myself and to do better and better,” Wagner said. “I know we’re there to get medals, but as long as I meet my personal goals, whether it’s a time or a place, I’m satisfied. If I keep meeting my goal, eventually I am confident that I will obtain those top spots.”
To reach those goals, Wagner is putting in the effort in the weeks leading up to the Sochi Games. An average week for the Nordic skier and biathlete includes two-a-day practices at least three times per week, These workouts consist of high-intensity interval training which range from short, oneminute sprints to longer four-minute repeated efforts. Wagner also hits the weight room three days per week to build strength and endurance. To learn how to move efficiently between the intensity of skiing and the composure needed for an accurate shot, Wagner said he uses a heart rate monitor and analyzes his results from training.
“If I had a 150, 160 or 165-bpm heart rate, how did I shoot?” Wagner will ask himself. “And shooting is the same as the cross-country side, there are slow days and hard days. Slow days are dry-firing and slow shooting, working on accuracy, and hard days are going out and working on racepace heart rate so that we’re used to that condition.”
As he closes in on the Sochi Games, Wagner said his focus will shift even more from endurance and technique practice to speed and specific race preparation.
The move from beaches to mountains has not been easy for the unlikely snow-sport enthusiast and islander at heart. He misses being around the water and being surrounded by like-minded natives. Colorado has its share of positives, though, some of which make Wagner feel a little closer to home.
“Hawaii and Colorado both have an amazing amount of sunshine, so I’m good with being in Colorado,” Wagner said. “Even though the temperature is really different, as long as the sun is out, I am good.” As immersed as Wagner is in his snowy sport, he will never let his Hawaiian identity slip away. Wherever he travels, his Hawaiian flag and ukulele are by his side. “Hawaii is home, it’s where I was raised,” Wagner said. “I’m never really that far from home.”
The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Games begin two weeks after the conclusion of the Olympic Winter Games on March 7–16. NBC and NBCSN will combine to air 50 hours of television coverage of the Games, starting on March 7 with the Opening Ceremony. It will be followed by daily coverage of all five Paralympic sports in the Sochi program, before the Games’ Closing Ceremony is broadcast on March 16. In addition to the unprecedented U.S. television coverage, the United States Olympic Committee will provide live coverage of every event at http://www.teamusa.org.
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Strong’s emphasis is on efficiency, which is why Evan Strong has been an adventurer for as long as he can remember. A he splits his kettlebell Maui native, Strong spent his youth on a skateboard, entering competi- workouts into two sepations by age eight and earning his first sponsorship at age 13. rate training sessions at “What skateboarding gave me at a young age was that sense of instant d i fferent points in the gratification and pushing my limits to learn new tricks,” Strong said. “It day. could go on for fifty tries, but when you got it, landed it and rolled away, “Instead of one session there was a sense of accomplishment—like I achieved something that I and a big level of fatigue couldn’t do before. My capacity, my ability is bigger than before.” in one workout, I do When Strong lost his leg in 2004 after being hit by an automobile while two,” Strong said. “I riding his sister’s motorcycle, he certainly didn’t spend much time wal- stretch throughout the lowing in his “disability.” The then-17-year-old was back on his skate- day, so I’m getting high board wearing a prosthetic within months, and he didn’t stop searching for results with a low level new adventures, either. Strong was flipping through a snowboarding mag- of fatigue.” azine one day during rehabilitation and he felt the urge to try out the sport. Strong also works on heavy deadlifts to build In fact, he moved across the country to do so. muscle, though he said “I started looking at it and said, ‘I’ve never been snowboarding before. I he will spend less effort have to do this. I have to learn how to do this,’” Strong said. “I made the in the weight room and decision to move off the island and get a job at a ski resort. The first day more on the mountain as those lifts opened, I got on and got to the top and pointed my nose down the Sochi Games draw the fall line, and I taught myself how to snowboard.” nearer. He was running double black diamonds by day two. Recently, the Paralympic Throughout the winter of 2007, Strong worked and honed his skills at the hopeful has added one Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in Lake Tahoe, CA. Through a nonprofit organ- more element to his ization called Adaptive Action Sports, a branch of Disabled Sports USA, training: a makeshift start gate made out of AstroTurf located convenientStrong began entering para-snowboard competitions, the first being the ly in his backyard. He sprays the turf with water to resemble the texture of World Snowbord Federation Adaptive Snowboard World Championships snow and practices his starts from it several times per week. in Copper Mountain, CO, in April 2008. As much as he loves snow and the racing opportunities that come with it, “I competed in all five events, but the one I liked the most was boarder- Strong said there are pieces of his Hawaiian upbringing that he will always cross,” Strong said. “I got the biggest thrill out of it. I loved it so much.” hold close. He misses speaking pidgin with other islanders, including Paralympic Nordic skier Jeremy Wagner, and the snowboard he plans to Since then, he hasn’t looked back. Strong has earned every title in ride at the Sochi Paralympic Games has a decal of the Hawaiian Islands Paralympic snowboard cross, including an X Games gold medal, a world on the tail. championship title, two world overall titles, and eight World Cup titles; in Strong, however, carries with him much more than just an image of his fact, he is undefeated in World Cup competition. home state. There is a Hawaiian mindset, he said, that he tries to embody His next goal? A gold medal in the inaugural snowboard cross event at the wherever he goes. 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games. “The biggest thing that I love about Hawaii is ohana, and that is family or Strong said he is “stoked” to be among the first group of adaptive snow- community,” Strong said. “Everybody supports everybody, and you treat boarders in Paralympic history. In his sport, Strong hopes to emulate what your neighbor like your friend. If you fall down, your community is going Dogtown, Z-Boys and Bones Brigade accomplished as pioneers in the to be there for you. Or, if someone is in need, you’re going to be there for world of competitive skateboarding. them. I cherish that and try to bring that wherever I go.” “They were the first generation of skateboarders in their disciplines, and Strong has the cheerful attitude of a true islander—a sense of aloha— there were all these documentaries of skateboarders who brought this sport which he hopes is contagious among the people he meets during his time to reality,” Strong said. “And I feel like, ‘Wow, we’re making history right in the mountains. now.’ I hope in the future, 50 years from now, people will go, ‘Wow. That “I try to have a good vibe, a positive attitude and state of being,” Strong was such an amazing movement. They were pioneers in their sport.’” said. “I try to be a positive influence on the people I meet and the time I But Strong’s outlook on the road to Sochi encompasses more than just that share with them … I hope that this affects my greater ohana community hoped-for podium spot. in a positive way.” “Every day, what I’m doing and working towards is a gold medal in para- Whether on sand or snow, Strong has a tendency to live in the moment and snowboarding in the Paralympics,” Strong said. “Through my experi- appreciate his surroundings. While he will proudly represent his roots ences, though, I’ve learned that it’s a lot more about the journey than the while in Sochi, he won’t be longing for the islands. destination. Through what I’m learning and doing and the people I’m getting to meet and the times we get to share, the journey is victorious. “It’s very cool to be on the pinnacle of sport,” Strong said. “I feel like I’m in the right place at the right time. I feel like I shouldn’t be anywhere else.” Whatever happens in Sochi, I’m going to feel accomplished.” By Caryn Maconi
To prepare himself for that challenge, Strong spent the fall cross-training in skateboarding, mountain biking and yoga while he waited for the snow to arrive at his current home base in Nevada City, CA. Additionally, he has been working out with Russian kettlebells twice daily under the guidance of his strength and conditioning coach, Eric Kenyon.
The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Games begin two weeks after the conclusion of the Olympic Winter Games on March 7. Strong’s event, men’s standing snowboard cross, which is a part of the alpine skiing competition, is set for March 14 with the closing ceremony taking place two days later.
Kenyon owns a kettlebell training company called Form is Function, NBC and NBCSN will combine to air 50 hours of television coverage of the which specializes in natural and proper movements of the body. Games, starting on March 7 with the Opening Ceremony. There will be daily “I’m not doing anything unnatural, because the last thing we want to do is coverage of all five Paralympic sports in the Sochi program before the hurt ourselves before we even get to the start gate,” Strong said. “Where Games’ Closing Ceremony is broadcast on March 16. In addition to it really matters is the two minutes from the start gate to the finish, so I the unprecedented U.S. television coverage, the United States like working with (Kenyon) because I know what I’m doing is going to be |Olympic Committee will provide live coverage of every event at http://www.teamusa.org. safe. I’m not going to get any training injuries.”
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XTERRA World Championships 21K/5K Trail Run Nov. 24, 2013 • Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, HI
5K TOP OVERALL MALE: 1. Kevin Enriques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20:55 2. Uilasho Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21:46 3. Pierce Humble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21:51 5K TOP OVERALL FEMALE: 1. Nancy Hobbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24:26 2. Rise Morisato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26:07 3. Maia Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26:11 — RACE REVIEW 5K by Heather Yanazaki — This was the first time I’ve ever done a trail run – but it’s definitely not my last! The 5K and 10K were non-championship distances offered at the 21K XTERRA Trail Run World Championship. This being my first trail run, I went with the 5K to ease my way in. I picked up a pair of trail running shoes a few days before the race at the advice of a friend, and boy were they were the best investment ever. The 5K terrain was mostly loose rocks on an uphill dirt road, and downhill on steep grassy fields. The shoes gave me tons of grip and resistance on the downhill portions, and allowed me to use gravity for speed while catching my breath from the treacherous uphill first mile. We arrived at 7:00am to meet with the rest of the group and avoid traffic. Next time, I’ll bring a jacket because it gets chilly out there in the morning. The race offered a free bag check or, if you prefer to keep your bags in your car, parking is right near the start line. The 21K championship race started at 9:00am, followed by staging of the 5K at 9:10am and the 10K at 9:20am. It was exciting to watch the 21K start and cheer for the soonto-be XTERRA Trail Run World Champion! Other things to note: • GPS signal for my running app worked fine (but hardly any phone reception) • Because the race started after 9:00am, we were running in direct sunlight with very little shade. Wear good sunscreen and bring your hat and sunglasses. • Bring a bottle of water and leave it in your car or at bag check. There were several aid stations along the course, but there’s only one water station at the finish line, which gets congested. • Because of their manual tracking system I didn’t have to worry about timing chips and I got a printout of my results a few minutes after I finished. • No headphones or iPods/MP3s are allowed on the course since we were dodging ATV riders, tour buses, and cows. Yes, cows.
After attacking this hill I knew I was almost home. I slowly regained my energy and picked up my pace. Only two miles left! Another mile, and I could hear voices from the microphone at the finish line just meters below the hill. With excitement, I cheered on each runner that I saw. After all, didn't we tackle three hills together? The finish line was within sight! Wait, teammates were taking photos to the right? That was the best surprise in my extensive adventure! HALF MARATHON MEN 1. Patrick Smyth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:16:38 2. Joseph Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:17:26 3. Max King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:20:53 HALF MARATHON WOMEN 1. Polina Babkina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:37:24 2. Lucy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:37:55 3. Meggan Franks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:40:24 10K MEN 1. Jorge Mendez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38:37 2. Richard Pender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42:04 3. Scott McGray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43:38 10K WOMEN 1. Karen Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47:57 2. Vanessa Schwabenland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49:15 3. Katie Lowney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49:30 — RACE REVIEW 21K by Zara Nguyen — The Xterra World Championship off-road trail running 21K is one of the hardest 13.1 mile races of my running career (which is still a short one)! This was my second time against this monster trail and it was not easier than my first time, two years ago. The 21K consists of running around Ka'a'awa Valley twice before returning to the start/finish line. The trail started with a teaser hill which most runners were unaware of and sprinted through, only to find halfway through the hill that their legs and lungs were not cooperating with their mental state. This time, I knew to pace myself. (Perhaps a little too well, because after the hill, I had too much energy. Voom!) At the fork of the 5K route and the 10K route laid my final, final decision to continue with the 21K. Surprisingly, it does cross my mind each year to continue or to take the easy way out. But since the 21K was what I signed up for, I reminded myself to suck it up and that my training should have been adequate to get me through. After this next mile, runners get to a narrow trail, usually identifiable with a long line of other runners waiting to attack. This is probably the one part of the trail that I think can be improved upon. Widening the trail to allow enough room for two people would really streamline the course. It delayed my time by a few minutes -- not something I would like if I was trying to make PR.
Once runners got past the narrow trail, the next obstacle came at mile 6. Along the route, on mile 6, runners approach another hill, one which appears to be three times more massive than the first hill. This second hill made the first hill seem a bit silly and underrated. Assuming that you do • Lots of vendors and sponsors on site with free- not pass out from this hill, the next few miles are bies and product specials. Food trucks were sell- great, with nice greenery and forest. Then, you ing lunch too. Carry some cash since the credit slowly approach your next nightmare, a hill even steeper than the hill at mile 6. Welcome mile 10. card machines didn’t get a good signal. • There was a kids’ obstacle course, adventure walk, and kids’ sprint if you want to bring the family. I also saw several young children running the 5K with parents or coaches.
What I love most about running the Xterra? • Scenery -- lush greens of Ka'a'awa Valley.
• Tackling impossible hills, one after another. • Buckets and buckets of sweat equaling my preparation, hard work and determination.
• The finish line and the medal that has so much sweat on it!
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Nov. 10, 2013 • Enchanted Lake, Oahu, HI RACE REVIEW by Taylor Kirihara 5K TOP OVERALL MEN 1. Pierce Humble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17:36 2. Cedric Petty Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:50 3. Colin Kubota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19:06 TOP OVERALL WOMEN 1. Fiana Kumm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20:12 2. Rise Morisato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22:53 3. Katyayani Hillier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23:42 10K TOP OVERALL MEN 1. Benjamin List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42:22 2. Jonathan Stoughton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45:21 3. Rece West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45:30 TOP OVERALL WOMEN 1. Nina Koch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48:31 2. Jocelyn Chong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51:38 3. Yvette Flynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55:43 Runners gathered at Kailua High School for the annual 5K/10K fun run to support the Friends of Kailua High School organization. As the rain clouds loomed, runners prepared for the slightly hilly run around enchanted lake. The 5K run made its way from Kailua High School along Keolu Drive to Keolu Elementary School before heading back to the finish line. The rain held up just long enough for everyone to finish their race but poured just as the top finishers were announced and given their a w a r d s . Congratulations to all the participants and the Friends of Kailua High School for a great run. GO SURFRIDERS!
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