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ALOHA FROM THE EDITOR If you have not done any events outside of Oahu, then there is a whole new world to explore on the other islands. On the cover of this issue we have the Maui Marathon, but you can also find great events on Big Island and Kaui. When August rolls around it is time for the Marathon Readiness Series. Once again will Run808 and BOCA Hawaii make sure that you have goals along the way as you train for a marathon. We hope you have a great summer, and that you get out to enjoy the nature while staying fit at the same time! Happy summer Christian
In this issue Yuko Lin Nakai is writing about rivalry and friendship. There is nothing like sports that can bring out rivalries and strong friendships, one followed by the other. Looking back on many years of running the editor is treasuring the many rivalries and friendships that has been made. Photo: K. Gudmand.
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Duke’s OceanFest Celebrates 17 Years of Honoring Duke Paoa Kahanamoku August 18-26, 2018 Duke’s OceanFest – Waikīkī’s Premier Ocean Sports Festival is celebrating the legacy of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku and all that he contributed to help popularize ocean sports and Hawai‘i’s Aloha Spirit to the rest of the world. The nine-day festival will feature more than 20 ocean and beach competitions and special events, with most taking place at Queen’s Surf on Waikīkī Beach, a favorite place of Duke to surf, swim and paddle throughout his life, and now home to the magnificent statue that honors his legacy. “The beauty of Duke’s OceanFest is that it is emblematic of Duke Kahanamoku and the way he lived his life. It’s a community-driven event that’s inclusive of all and dedicated to bringing people together to celebrate the ocean and share our aloha with all who take part,” said Chris Colgate, co-chair of Duke’s OceanFest. “The stories you read about Duke Kahanamoku beyond his incredible athletic accomplishments is how generous he was with his time, his aloha and his heart to everyone he encountered in Hawai‘i and around the world. Duke’s OceanFest is committed to perpetuating his legacy of athletics and aloha to future generations.” Renowned as Hawai‘i’s greatest athlete, Duke Kahanamoku won six Olympic medals, including three gold medals in swimming, and is recognized as the “Father of International Surfing.” In his prime, Kahanamoku was the world’s fastest swimmer, the single-most influential person in promoting modern day surfing worldwide, and a champion paddler and steersman. This is the 17th year of Duke’s OceanFest. What began as a one-day celebration on Aug. 24, 2002, to welcome the issuance of a commemorative stamp of Duke Kahanamoku by the U.S. Postal Service, has blossomed through the years into a nine-day festival that’s carried forth on the strength of volunteers, generous sponsors, and supportive government agencies. Duke’s OceanFest coincides with the anniversary of Duke Kahanamoku’s birthday (Aug. 24, 1890). The ocean-inspired festival will feature an exciting list of competitions and events that residents and visitors can enjoy, in many cases, as participants. The events include surfing competitions for keiki, teens,
amateurs, tandem surfers, the physically challenged and even pets. The week starts with the Matson Menehune Surf Fest and the Na Koa Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta and finishes with the Duke’s Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim, Surfboard Waterpolo and beach volleyball. The full schedule of events can be found at DukesOceanFest. com. Duke’s OceanFest supports the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) with a portion of the net proceeds helping to fund the ODKF scholarships and grants program which supports Hawai‘i residents and nonprofit groups competing in water sports and volleyball. In 2017 the ODKF awarded over $200,000 in scholarships and grants to 90 recipients, bringing its total support since its formation in 1986 to more than $2.8 million benefiting over 1,700 recipients. Later in life, Duke Kahanamoku was revered worldwide as Hawai‘i’s “Ambassador of Aloha,” with his belief in the importance of the Aloha Spirit, captured in his own words, known as Duke’s Creed: In Hawai‘i we greet friends, loved ones and strangers with Aloha, which means with love. Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawai‘i renowned as the world’s center of understanding and fellowship. Try meeting or leaving people with Aloha. You’ll be surprised by their reaction. I believe it and it is my creed. Aloha to you. Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Major sponsors of Duke’s OceanFest are the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, City and County of Honolulu, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, Kona Brewing Company, Duke’s Waikīkī, Matson Navigation and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Image by Duke´s Ocean Fest.
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Tackling Your First Century Ride
“You rode 100 miles? On your BICYCLE?! How is that possible?” This might be a common remark you’ll start to hear after telling someone you’ve completed a century ride. If you’re reading this and have never experienced the joy of finishing a 100-mile bike ride, you might be thinking the same thing. How is biking 100 miles possible; surely you must have to be a hardcore cyclist or professional racer to do such a feat? The answer is that biking 100 miles is totally achievable for almost anyone, with the right amount of preparation and determination! If you are thinking about tackling your first century ride, congratulations - you’ve passed the first hurdle already! Now that you have your eyes on the goal, you can start to put the other parts in motion to get you crossing the 100-mile finish line with a smile on your face!
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The Hawaii Bicycling League will be holding the 37th Annual Honolulu Century Ride on September 30th, 2018 (Sunday). This event brings about 2,000 cyclists to the roads of O‘ahu to take part of a gorgeous ride that starts from Kapi‘olani Park and heads out to Swanzy Beach Park and back for an amazing 100-mile journey. The participants are taken well care of with aid stations along the route stocked by friendly volunteers handing out cold refreshments, fruits, snacks, and cheer to keep riders’ energy up. Having your first 100-mile adventure on a bike is a much more pleasurable experience when you have support, and having other riders out there helping you along makes it a wonderful experience and even more rewarding achievement. The key to finishing a century ride is being prepared. You must get yourself ready with the right amount of training, good food, and mental determination. It is highly advised to join a group ride to steadily build up your mileage and endurance, and to get more comfortable on your two-wheels. The Hawaii Bicycling League has a full calendar of different group lead rides for cyclists of all abilities ranging from total beginners to local racing teams at www.HBL.org/calendar. One of the groups that will be actively training for the September century ride is the Red Hot Ladies. “The Red Hot Ladies bicycling club was formed by Patricia Johnson & Pattie Dunn with the expressed goal of encouraging women 50+ to get back into bicycling and start enjoying the freedom of being on two wheels. Over the last decade our community of riders has expanded to include younger women as well as men. As Red Hot Ladies we strive to be humble, kind, courteous and inclusive not only as bicycle ambassadors but in our daily lives.” They have multiple no-drop rides each week for your to choose from. Riding with friends is not only more fun but there is also an added layer of safety when bicycling in numbers. Even before you start building up your cycling stamina and making sure your body is ready for the ride, you’ll want to make sure your equipment is ready to roll as well. Always make sure you have the proper amount of air in your tubes by checking the recommended PSI on your tire sidewalls. Getting a flat is never fun but it shouldn’t mean you have to call it quits on your ride! Learn how to fix a flat (or refresh your flat-fixing skills) by going to a fun hands-on Basic Bike Maintenance workshop offered for free by the Hawaii Bicycling League! Go to www.HBL. org/workshops to see when the next workshop is. The Honolulu Century Ride will offer mechanical assistance to all registered riders if you find yourself needing any help on the course. Another reason this event is the best place for your first century!
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Some other tips to get you to the finish line: Start small and increase your mileage steadily. Listen to your body when it needs to rest and don’t over do it. Know all the rights and responsibilities for bicycle (vehicle) operators biking in Hawai‘i - HBL has free workshops for adults that go over safe cycling practices and make sure everyone leaves feeling more confident on their bikes. Train using the equipment you will be biking with for the Century. The day before the ride is not the time to bust out a new pair of cycling shoes or to swap out your wheels. Ride ready. Always carry with you basic tools to fix a flat (spare tube or patch kit, tire levers, and hand pump). If you are unsure of your bike’s current condition or your own mechanical prowess it would be a good idea to bring in your bike into a local bike store for a basic or full tune-up.
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Bring some form of personal identification with you. Having a mobile phone and spare cash is recommended as well. Watch the weather. The heat of the Hawai‘i sun can be draining - protect yourself by wearing UV blocking attire or applying (and reapplying) sunscreen. Butt sore after being on the saddle? Padded shorts are a lifesaver. Invest in a pair… or a few! Life essentials: Just like water is essential to human life, water is essential to riding and training for a century ride! Make sure you are well-stocked with water or sports drink and set a timer to drink every 20 minutes if you need a friendly re-hydration reminder. Nutrition is a necessity! Make sure you eat a hearty (not heavy) balanced meal with fresh vegetables and low glycaemic index carbs before your ride.
Wear a helmet when you’re biking and be sure to make yourself visible on the road, especially at low-light conditions (got lights?). You can do it! And even if the thought of a hundred-mile bike ride does not sound like your cup of tea right now, maybe it will become a taste you desire down the road. It’s never too late to get training! There are 25, 50, 75, and 100 mile options for the Honolulu Century Ride and even 9 and 18 mile options in the family-friendly, all abilities welcome, Aloha Fun Ride (both on September 30th). Find more information on the Honolulu Century Ride and Aloha Fun Ride at www.HBL. org/HCR.
Join Hawaii Bicycling League for a fun, family ride in your neighborhood! How many of you learned to ride a bike as a kid? Hopefully it was an exciting and enjoyable experience! At Hawaii Bicycling League, we try to get more kids riding and on safe routes throughout our community, as well as provide guidance feel comfortable riding in our community. As an extension of the BikeEd program, Hawaii Bicycling League has a series of rides around the island to promote safe bike riding and teach kids the rules of the road. Our Aloha Fun Rides are a free family fun event for community members, BikeEd graduates and families. At each location, we go over some important information and safety measures before we go on a short ride around the area. Children need to be accompanied by an adult and bring their own bike and helmet. For a list of upcoming Aloha Fun Rides, please visit HBL.ORG/RegionalAFR
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Rivalry and Friendship text by Yuko Lin Nakai, Photos by Taylor Wong
「ライバルとして友として」「Rivalry and Friendship」 夏となり、今年も大勢の高校生ランナー達が本土へと旅立ちます。秋のクロスカントリー、春のトラック＆フィールド、この2つの 競技で4年に渡ってライバルとして仲間として切磋琢磨してきた2人の高校生ランナーがいました。公立学校リーグと私立学校リー グ、それぞれをリードしてきたのはKalaheo高校Colby Oteroと、Iolani高校Jason Wang。今回は、この2人のお話です。 Colby Otero: On May 12th, 2018, I bore my blue and orange Kalaheo uniform for the last time. I would be lying if I said that I had enjoyed every moment of my high school career. Through all the uphill struggles, physical and mental, my love for the sport has only grown. No matter the amount of early morning groans and late night aches, I always find myself pushing hard for each mile. Any sane person would ask “Why?” And my response to you sane people: The insane people I call my friends. In this game there is no such thing as “self-made” Behind every athlete on the track, there’s a thriving community that has created a foundation for young runners like myself. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have been able to toe the line with people like Jason over the years, because they are a huge part of my community. They’re the first faces I see during the early morning workouts, and the last as I walk away from a meet. The 3k is bad, but running it without my friends would make my chest hurt more than any race could. 2018年5月12日、僕がKalaheo高校のオレンジとブルーのユニフォームを最後に着た日となりました。 高校時代の経歴を全て楽しかったと言ったら嘘になりますが、これまでの精神的、身体的な葛藤を通して、走ることへの情熱がど んどん増してきたと思います。どんなに朝早く起きないといけないとしても、どれだけ夜に痛みがあるとしても、走ったマイル全 てに自分自信を追い込んできました。 外から見てる人はどうして？って聞くと思います。 その答えは、僕が友達と呼ぶ正気とは思えない仲間のため。自分1人の力で成長できる筈はなく、トラックに立つ選手それぞれの陰 には、未熟だった僕を育ててくれたようなコーチや両親、チームメイトというコミュニティがあるのです。 Jason達とこの数年間、共に肩を並べて競い合って過ごせた事、心から恵まれていたと思います。僕にとって仲間は、コミュニ ティの大部分を占めていました。早朝練習で最初に顔を合わせる面々、そしてミートの会場を後にするまで一緒に過ごした仲間で した。 トラック競技での3000mは辛いけど、僕にとっては仲間なしで走るのは、どんなレースを走るよりも胸が痛むのだと思います。 Jason Wang: When the gun went off at the Hawaii state track meet a couple of weeks ago, I knew that by the end of the three-and-three-quarter-lap 1500m race, I’d be completely spent. Yet, I took solace in the fact that lined up alongside me at the starting waterfall were some of my closest training partners, teammates, and friends. Indeed, at the finish, I’d find that all of the top six scorers in the race were athletes whom I had trained alongside during the off season. I first met Colby my sophomore year, when he finished a place ahead of me at the 2015 HHSAA cross country meet. Since then, we’ve developed a friendly rivalry, trading wins in both cross country and track. Likewise, over the past few years I’ve discovered a brotherhood among many of the top distance competitors across the island, from Castle’s Hudson Lockette to my own teammate at ‘Iolani, Nicholas Arima. We’ve all trained together in the offseasons, through 800m repeats on the track and hill sessions at Tantalus. We all have a mutual respect and admiration for the dedication that it takes to succeed in distance running, and it doesn’t hurt that we get along pretty well off the track as well. Though running is an individual sport, my friendship with Colby and other runners have made the shared suffering seem almost effortless.
数週間前、ハワイ州トラックミートのスタートの銃声がなった時、このトラックを3周と3/4周する、この1500mのレースが終わっ たら、僕は燃え尽きているってわかっていました。でも、そこに一緒に並んでいたランナー達は、共に練習してきたチームメイト や友達、分かり合えている練習仲間だということに励まされました。そして、そのレースのトップ6となったランナー達は、ずっと 一緒にやってきた仲間達でした。 初めてColbyと接したのは、ソフモアの時でした。2015年、HHSAAクロスカントリーのミート会場。以来ずっと、友としてライバ ルとして、クロスカントリーでもトラック＆フィールドでも、お互い勝ったり負けたりしながら過ごしてきました。オアフ島の高 校トラック長距離種目やクロスカントリーをリードしてきた仲間として、Kalaheo高校のColbyを含め、Castle高校のHudson Lockette、Iolani高校でのチームメイトであるNicholas Ariimaとは兄弟の様な絆が生まれました。僕たちはオフシーズン中も800m のインターバルをしたり、タンタラスの昼トレーニングなどを一緒にしてきました。 みんながお互いに長距離ランナーとして頑張っている事を尊敬しあっていましたし、賞賛していました。そして練習や競技以外で も分かり合える友達として時間を過ごして来ました。 走る競技は1人で戦う個人競技ですが、苦しかった事が何でもなかったかのように感じられていたのは、Colbyたちランナー仲間と 分かち合えていたからだと思っています。
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THE 48TH ANNUAL MAUI MARATHON TO BE HELD, OCTOBER 14, 2018 By Jim Lynch, Co-Race Director photos by David O. Baldwin, www.hawaiiphotoman.com The Valley Isle Road Runners will present the 48th annual Maui Marathon events on Sunday October 14 and include a full marathon, 4-person team marathon relay, half marathon, 10K and 5K. The Maui Marathon is a point-to point course that starts in Kahului and finishes in Kaanapali and is considered one of the three oldest marathons west of the Mississippi, rich in history and intoxicating in beauty. 2018 marks the second year of the event being held in October, a well-received change by locals and visitors alike. October provides slightly cooler temperatures and gives runners more time between other local events like the Kauai Marathon and Hana Relay, held in September. In 2017 the event attracted 2200 runners from 25 countries and is on track to exceed that number for 2018. Several runners participate in the Maui Marathon from Japan. The half-marathon has gained in popularity and is a favorite out and back course that starts in Kaanapali and runs along Front Street in Lahaina and parallel with the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Most exciting is the newest addition to the event, the 4-person Marathon Relay that was introduced in 2017. Each person on a team runs a leg equal to approximately a 10K distance. Teams can dress up and have as much fun and be as crazy as they like on the course. Total teams are capped at 30 for the event.
adjusted. The half marathon will start earlier at 5:30 a.m., the 10K at 5:45 a.m. and 5K at 5:55 a.m. The marathon and marathon relay race times remain unchanged and those events will start at 5:00 a.m. To ensure events start on time, extra buses have been ordered to transport runners from the Lahaina Civic Center parking lot to the respective race start locations In February 2018, a new logo for the Maui Marathon was introduced. This logo captures the essence of Maui with tropical colors, waves, and a whale tale. This logo will be on all race advertising, shirts, and all event finishers will receive a medal integrating elements of the new logo. Another change for 2018, the Maui Marathon Health and Fitness Expo will be one day only on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Valley Isle Ballroom at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa, our host resort. On race day the awards ceremony will be held indoors at the same expo location beginning at 8:00 a.m. Runners can stop by the expo location the morning of October 15 to pick up awards and exchange race shirts for different sizes (based on availability). Returning as main sponsors are the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association, the Hawaii Tourism Authority and The Westin Maui Resort and Spa, To register for any of the Maui Marathon events or get involved as a vendor at the expo, visit www.mauimarathon.com
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Calendar July-August 2018
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Freedom Fest at Kualoa Ranch, multiple events
Kailua Freedom Run, 5K/10k. and 1 mile Walk
Kailua High School
Runway Run 5K.
Kaena Point Firecracker
JACO Chun´s to Waimea NSSS#3
Kailua Beach Run, 4.4 miles
Kailua Beach Park
Mango Days 5K.
Ala Moana Beach Park
Lanikai 8km. run
Kailua Beach Park
Camp Smith Grueler 5K.
North Shore Soap Factory Swim NSSS#4
South Shore Classic Swim Race
Maunawilli Out and Back, 22 miles
Koólau Golf Club
Schofield Half Marathon
Keawe Adventure North Shore Challenge, NSSS#5
LeaLea Charity Run and Beach Clean Up
Ala Moana Beach Park
BOCA Tamanaha 15K. Readiness Series #1
Kalanianaole Highway and Old Kalanianaole Road
Hickam Half Marathon
Coconut Chase 5K.
Ala Moana Beach Park
Duke´s Mile Ocean Swim
Keiki Tradewind Triathlon
Dick Evans Memorial Road Race
Tantalus Triple Trek, 50K.
Hawaii Nature Center
Waikiki Roughwater Swim
Go Navy Run 5km.
Ft. de Russy
Runners HI 20k.
Barbers Point Elementary
Maui Channel Swim
Lanai to Maui
North Shore 5K. Swim
20th. Annual Na Wahine Triathlon
Old Pali Road 4.4 miles
Old Pali Road
Sunset Flight Line 5K.
Ko Olina Sprint Triathlon
Auto Source 25K.
Kailua Beach Park
Honolulu Century Ride
Splash & Dash Biathlon
Tantalus 10 miler
Makiki Pumping Station
Peacock Challenge 55 Miles
Gunstock Trail Half Marathon
Fall Classic Mixed Relay Triathlon
Looong Swim (Double Roughwater)
Turkey Trot 10k.
Kailua High Surfriders 5k. / 10k.
Kailua High School
Running Room Val Nolasco Half Marathon
Ka Iwi Coast, 4 mile run
Homeward Bound 5k.
Manoa Valley District Park
Holiday 5k. Run
XTERRA World Trail Championships
Ala Moana Beach Park
Ala Moana Blvd.
Cycle to the Sun
Kahekili Beach Park
Maui Marathon, Half, 5k., 10k., and relay
XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run, 3k., 5k., and 10k.
XTERRA World Championships Triathlon
Day of Hope Run & Walk, 5k. and 10k.
Four Seasons Resort, Wailea
Big Island Events Run
Mana 10´s, 10k. or 10 mile
Volcano Rain Forest Runs
Cooper Center, Volcano Village
Hapuna Beach Resort
Hilo Bay 5k. and 10k.
Reed´s Bay Park
Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon
Coconut Grove Market Place
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HALF-MARATHON MAUI TACO’S 10K & 5K
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Groups and Weekly Events May 2018
Weekly Happenings Biking on Oahu Day
Distance / Location
Start the week off Right, Monday morning ride
Kahala Community Center
IT&B Tantalus Tuesdays
Corner of Makiki Hts./St.
Tuesday Throwdown, 18-20mph.
The Bikeshop Kailua
IT&B Pau Hana Wednesday Ride
IT&B, 569 Kapahulu Ave.
Hawaii Triathlon Center Worlds
Wednesday Beginner Ride, 15-16mph
The Bikeshop Kailua
Thursday Morning Breakfast Ride to Kailua
Kahala Community Center
BOCA Hawaii Road Ride - Distance varies, 60+ miles
BOCA Hawaii, inquire in advance
Lanikai Juice Monday Run
Lanikai Juice in Kapolei
GNC Run Club / Run 101
GNC - Ala Moana Shopping Center
Mon. and Fri.
Girls on The Run
Mon and Wed.
Hawaii Running Lab
Volcanic Climbing and Fitness, 1212 Punahou St.
Personal Best Training
Ala Moana Park (Diamond Head side of tennis courts)
Runners HI Weekly Run - Remember to bring ID
Runners HI, Aiea
Runners Route - Honolulu Runners
Runners Route, 1322 Kapiolani Blvd.
Windward Training Freaks
Various locations around Kailua
Lanikai Juice Wednesday Runs
Kailua Lanikai Juice
Lanikai Juice Thursday Runs
Lanikai Juice in Kaka’ako
Friday Night Fireworks Run
Ala Moana Beach Park / Magic Island
Honolulu Front Runners
Lanikai Juice Kahala - Saturday Runs
4346 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu Marathon Clinic - March to December
3833 Paki Ave. - Kapiolani Park
Lahaina Aquatic Center
Kihei Aquatic Center
Kam I (Walking)
Maui Running Company
Running on Maui
Running on Oahu
Running on Maui
Training Groups Running on Big Island Tue./Thur.
Big Island Running Co. Run
75-5807 Ali'i Drive, #C-8, Kailua-Kona
Big Island Running Co. Run
75-5807 Ali'i Drive, #C-8, Kailua-Kona
Tryfitness Women's Training
Women's Training - Bootcamp, Run, Bike, Swim
BOCA Hawaii Training Clinics
Swimming, Biking, Running, Triathlons
Brian Clarke School of Running
Running, Trail Running, Triathlons
Personal Best Training by Jonathan Lyau
Yoga for the Long Run
Running and Yoga
Hawaii Running Lab
Swim Technique with Jan Prins
University of Hawaii Masters
Masters Swim Club
Kailua Masters Swimming
Masters Swim Club
Peter Hursty's Roughwater Swim Clinic
Open water Swim training
The Oahu Club Masters Swimming Group
Swimming and Overall Fitness
Oahu Trail Running Club
Hawaii Running Project
Hawaii Triathlon Center
Youth and Adult Triathlon Training
JJ´s Swim & Fitness
Ocean Swimming at various locations
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10K option for 2018!
September 8, 2018 · 8:00am & 7:00am for 10k Sunset Beach to Waimea Bay 5K COURSE: Start at Sunset Beach & swim to Waimea Bay.
EQUIPMENT: Swim caps are mandatory and will be
2 person relay teams with tag at Ehukai Beach Park on
provided if needed. No personal escorts (except in10K), lifeguards will
be on patrol. FINA open water swimsuit rules will be followed! Goggles,
10 K COURSE: Start at Waimea & swim a triangle course out of Waimea
face masks & snorkels are OK. No fins (except in fin division), hand
Bay & back (details on northshore5kswim.com). 10K start at 7am. Escort
paddles, or other equipment permitted. Full 'Sun protections suits are
required. 10K participants are asked to verify they have trained sufficiently. OK. Important: Swimmers must reach Ke Iki Rocks in 2.5 Escorts must have, PFD or Rescue Tube, Marine VHF radio or cell phone
hours from start time (5K). If you are not making progress
ideally in waterproof case.
Water Patrol has the option to pull you from the course.
DIVISIONS & AWARDS: Individual, Elite, Relay & standard 5 year age
This is for your safety.
groups for 5K. 10k will have 45 & Under & 46 & Over in both Female &
CHECK IN, LATE ENTRIES & RACE MARKING: Race day
Male. No Teams in 10K!
from 5::30am to 7:30am at Waimea Bay! 10K check in by 6:30am
FIN DIVISION: 5K only: Men & Women, no teams in fin division.
Shuttle bus provided to Sunset Beach from Waimea Bay. Family &
RELAY TEAMS for 5K Only: Men, Women & Mixed - 40 & U, 41-80,
friends can ride if seats are available...
81-110, 111 & over combined ages.
INFORMATION: 808-372-8885 · northshore5kswim.com
ENTRY FEE/DEADLINE: Entry Fee/Deadline: Individual $65 / Team $80 · Includes finisher T-shirt & swim cap. 10K Entry Fee is $100.
· Mail in
entries must be postmarked by Sept. 1, 2018. Add $15 for Late Entries after SMALL PRINT: Entries are non refundable, we reserve the right to refuse September 1, 2018. Online only at Active.com until September 1st
guarantee of T-shirt after Sept. 1st. No refunds. Entry fee goes up after Sept 1, 2018
service to anyone for any reason. No transfer of entries without approval of race officials.
Make checks payable to ʻNorth Shore Triathlonʻ Mail to: 94-463 Alapine St, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797-4515 Attn: Linda Moran
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Boston Marathon 2018
The back story…. I was able to qualify for Boston---my first---by the finishing time that I achieved at the New Jersey Marathon on April 30, 2017. Although my time of 4:20:43 was under the 4:25:00 standard for my age group, in recent years Boston has only accepted the fastest qualifiers into the race. This year that meant you had to run about 3 ½ minutes under the standard, which means I made it by less than a minute. After New Jersey I ran the New York City Marathon in November 2017, suffering a leg cramp at Mile 19 and then running/walking my way to a 4:24:14 finish. Then disaster struck during the Honolulu Marathon in December when I was forced to quit the race after 8 miles due to what turned out to be a stress fracture in my right foot. That caused me to stop running entirely for 2 months while the fracture healed, and it meant that once it had healed enough for me to gingerly start running again I had to start almost from scratch in trying to train for Boston over a mere 9 weeks.
TEXT BY Mike Rohrer
The result of all this was that I went to Boston with no hopes for a PR or another BQ time, but with a rather more modest goal of just finishing the race in some sort of reasonable time, perhaps under 5 hours.
Tracey Rohrer and Peter On to Boston… My red eye flight from Honolulu got me to Boston on Friday afternoon, April Thalmann 13th. I almost immediately met my daughters, Tracey and Jennifer, who had traveled up from New York City with friends and family, which also included my two young granddaughters. We checked into our AirBNB apartment where I spent three nights getting over my 6-hour jet lag.
Hawaii House 2018
20 Miles and Heartbreak Hill
Boston Marathon, April 16, 2018: My Recollections The day started at 5:30 AM when I woke up in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood to prepare to meet a few other Hawaii runners for the bus ride to the start line 25 miles away in Hopkinton, MA. I left the apartment where we were staying a little past 6:00 AM, and as I stepped outside it was into a gloomy overcast dawn with light drizzly rain. I looked up and down the street, and I was the only person I could see…felt a bit lonely. I made my way towards the bus pickup point, gradually meeting other runners heading the same direction. Our small group of Hawaii runners gathered together at 6:30 AM and began the quarter mile walk to the line of buses. Rain was still falling, and it was chilly, so the bus was a welcome refuge. On the bus, the talk was all about the weather and how we were all going to cope. One report that someone heard on the radio was that the worst weather was expected later in the day, and that would mostly impact runners starting in Waves 3 and 4. As our bus neared Hopkinton, we noticed that the ground was covered by a sprinkling of snow, a clear indicator of the cold, which was in the 30’s. Getting off the bus after about an hour and a half ride brought a rude welcome, with cold freezing rain pelting us as we made our way to our wonderful “Hawaii House” to wait for our race to start. Hawaii House was especially nice, as we had a warm, dry place to hang out, use the bathrooms, enjoy a cup of coffee, and consume our pre-race “fuel.” This is in contrast to most of the other 30,000 runners who had to try to keep warm inside large, open tents in the runner’s village, and rely on the long lines of port-a-potties. Because I was in the 4th (and last) wave, I stayed in Hawaii House until almost 11:00 before leaving for my starting corral. The first 4 miles or so weren’t too bad because we were all psyched up by finally being off and “running Boston.” And the wind and rain were annoying but manageable, and the terrain was for the most part downhill.
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After a while, though, the downpours started. They seemed to come with no notice, producing an extreme shock effect. The rain would fall in large “cats and dogs” drops, and the wind blew them right into our faces and bodies. And, of course it was cold, freezing rain. Almost in unison,
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the runners around me seemed to erupt in a collective moan of misery, accompanied by some hardy folks who decided to cheer in defiance. I felt like the wind and rain were pressing right through my three layers, almost like I was wearing no clothes. It was literally breath taking, and so much rain was falling at once that the road we were running on couldn’t handle the suddenness. We were running through instant 2-3 inch deep puddling of that same cold rainwater. Soaked shoes and socks, of course.
hardest part of the course, called the Newton Hills. I was able to negotiate the first hill at a very slowly paced run but found myself having to slow to a walk for much of the remaining three, which included the famous Heartbreak Hill. Because of the pain (and, let’s face it, exhaustion) I found myself alternating running and walking for much of the final 5 miles or so. The walking was especially depressing because while doing so I kept thinking, “Run, you bugger, let’s get this over with!”
These downpours---and there were 7 or 8 of them along the way---seemed to last 2 or 3 minutes before dissipating into the day’s “normal” rain and wind intensity. That “normal” intensity consisted of moderately heavy freezing drizzle and headwinds of about 20 MPH or so. I remember one brief moment when the rain seemed to let up almost to a stop, but that lasted only about a minute. Otherwise, we ran into the face of those 20-30 MPH winds accompanied by cold, unrelenting, constant rain for the WHOLE 26.2 MILES!
Ultimately, I was able to complete the marathon in about 5:10, slowly running across the finish line to be greeted by a volunteer who wrapped me in a thermal poncho and another who gave me a finisher’s medal. I made my way three blocks to the nearby Hancock building, where Tracey and Jen met me in the lobby, and where I found myself light-headed, dizzy, and shivering intensely and uncontrollably. The daughters took me to Tracey’s company’s office suite on the 49th floor, where miraculously there was a shower stall. I took off my shoes, socks, and shirts, and sat down while the girls showered me with warm, comforting water for about 15 minutes until the shivering stopped. I was definitely suffering symptoms of hypothermia.
I was able to run the first half in reasonably good time (about 2:20 as I recall), but at about 16 miles my hip flexors began to tighten up just as we were entering the
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The Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club The course is clockwise this year, heading uphill on Makiki Heights Drive, branching onto Tantalus Drive uphill for about five miles, then onto Round Top Drive heading downhill for more than four miles to a right turn onto Makiki Street, and another right on Makiki Heights Drive, finishing uphill near the starting point.
Tantalus 10-Mile Challenge Sunday, October 14, 2018, 6:30 am, Makiki Heights
The annual Old Pali Road 4.4 mile run is a scenic experience starting on Kionaole Street in Kaneohe near the Koolau Golf Club.
Start at the Lanikai Monument on the hill entering Lanikai, then two counterclockwise loops of the Lanikai Bike Path with the finish near the Lanikai Boat Ramp.
Lanikai 8K Run In Memory of Daniel Levey Sunday, July 15, 2018, 7:oo am
Kailua Beach 4.4-Mile Run Sunday, July 8, 2018, 7:00 am
Come to Kailua Beach Park to enjoy the challenge of sand, surf, and sun along the beautiful Windward shoreline in this â€œshoes optionalâ€? race on the (hard-packed sand) beach.
For Any of these Races These are chip-timed races. Please arrive early to secure your bib and chip. Awards for the top three male and female finishers as well as 5-year age groups. For more information visit www.mprrc.com or call 808-295-6777. To volunteer, please call 808-295-6777. To register go runsignup.com. 23 | HAWAIISPORTMAG.COM
$15 for MPRRC members $25 for nonmembers $35 for race day entry
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Zach’s Vision Keeps Rolling Forward
In June 2017, Ala Napunani Street was restriped and transformed into a “Complete Street’ with buffered bike lanes. On April 23, 2018, two signs went up on the street declaring the “Zachary M. Manago Memorial Bikeway”. The movement to make our communities and streets bicycle-friendly friendly is full of stories of amazing people; the story of Zachary M. Manago is undoubtedly one of the most powerful and impactful. Zachary Manago, a promising Hawaii Pacific University student, baseball player, and avid cyclist was killed on December 2010 while on a ride around O’ahu. He was riding on the road shoulder with proper equipment and lights when struck by a hit and run driver. Zach’s last major research writing assignment at HPU was “Should There be More Bicycle Lanes in the State of Hawai’i?” - in which he argued that more bike lanes would make our streets safer and encourage more people to cycle.
TEXT BY Daniel Alexander
In July 2011, the Manago family (lead by parents Daphne and Dennis) and Hawaii Bicycling League came together to create an event that would both remember Zach and advance his vision for more bike lanes and safer streets. The Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise brings together the joy of riding in a big group through some of O’ahu’s most beautiful places with a focus on building safety awareness. The ride also has a big impact through fundraising by participants and sponsors for the Zach’s Fund which supports HBL’s advocacy and education work. In 2017, peer-to-peer fundraising by riders brought in over $7,000. Those that raised $250 or more received a special Zach Manago jersey to wear as a badge of honor showing they fundraised to help make Zach’s vision a reality. This year, the Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise route was changed to end with a ride down Ala Napunani Street. This is the street where Zach lived. It’s where advocacy powered by Zach’s vision and Zach’s Fund lead to transformation of the street. Zach’s vision has gone so much farther than one street and it promise to go much farther in transform Hawai’i. Ala Napunani St is the place where it came home. Join Zach’s vision by riding the 8th Annual Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise on Saturday, July 7th 2018. Riders can choose from distances of 47 miles (including off-road around Kaena Point), 32 miles, and 8 miles. Registration is free, but riders are encouraged to fundraise for Zach’s Fund. You’ll be rewarded with a special Zach’s jersey to wear as a badge of honor and the knowledge that you’ve contribute to helping making his vision of more bike lanes and safer streets a reality. Register at HBL.org/ZachsRide.
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Hawaii Triathlon Center
Mixed Relay Triathlon Rules:
Hawaii Triathlon Center
All teams must have one athlete of opposite gender. Ages 7+. Three athletes per team. Each athlete must complete a 300m swim, 6 mile bike, 2 mile run one at a time. When previous runner completes course they tag next athlete to begin their swim. Team with best combined time wins. Road bars only in draft legal category. Tri bikes allowed in non-drafting category. No race day registration. Race day packet pickup only for those living west of H2 from 5:00am to 5:30am. Transition open 5:00am to 6:00am. Race meeting at 6:15a, race starts immediately after.
Register online: www.flpregister.com
Entry Fees (USAT membership required): $40 per athelte before August 1 $55 before September 1 $70 before October 1 $85 after October 1 and no t-shirt
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: combined age under 45, over 45, immediate family, same work place, neighbors (must live within 1/4 mile of each other), first triathlon, non-drafting, drafting. We are very happy to help coordinate teams for individuals.
TRIATHLON October 21, 2018 Keawaula Beach
Packet pickup and late Registration on October 18, 19, 20 from 12-4p at Hawaii Triathlon Center in Kailua Residents of leeward side, north of Kahe Beach Park have race fee waived. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code.
315 Uluniu Street Kailua, HI 96734 808-333-1151 hitricenter.com
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HiLevel Profile: Kalani Rivero,17 Sunset Beach
Kalani Rivero is not yet a traveling professional surfer on the tour. But he’s already what I would call a surf genius. That’s a heavy term for anyone who surfs on the North Shore, but for Kalani the term fits. He has a strong mind–body–spirit connection. He can look in real time at what he wants to accomplish in a free surf or in competition. Under water he can predict the path a fish will swim or the hole it will hide in. Both worlds require lightning-fast reflexes. Kalani’s mind quickly calculates what he has to do to pull off a move off the lip or shooting a fish. His brain provides the program for his body to perform the action, and his quick reflexes get the job done. His spirit provides the fun factor – a focus that drives him to achieve and find more... fun.
TEXT BY Brad Yates
Kalani is also a fun hog. He must be free to engage in the activity of his choice. He must be inspired to perform at his best. And, he must be settled as he prepares for his next move. In short, fun and freedom are required for Kalani to excel. This mix of freedom and fun means that he must have a layer of calmness to reset his focus and make the right decision. At the same time, the base of his recent success is the absolute discipline to overlearn the skills that build the fitness and endurance that carries his inner fire and passion forward. The fire inside him defines the energy that he needs to perform at his best when surfing in competition. It fuels his emotions with enthusiasm and excitement. Both are equally needed to perform those essential skills with the right amount of intensity, form and technique. Kalani speaks to the fire within “When I first stated to compete,” he said, “I’d get edgy with myself when I couldn’t or didn’t catch the right waves that offer the highest scoring potential. I just wasn’t getting what I wanted. I had to learn the patience needed to settle down. I also had to believe in myself no matter how frustrated I was or how much time was left in the heat. I had to learn how to get back to that place in my head where I’m having fun in the moment. “ Kalani’s passion for his lifestyle is the energy that keeps him working on mastering his talents. This energy is needed to overcome the distractions of doubt, discomfort or even pain. The secret to achieve joy and success over the course of a season, career or lifetime. Kalani on his passion “I just know that I love being in the water, no matter what the conditions or waves or no waves. Where I live at Sunset Beach, it’s all right here in my back yard. I just want to enjoy surfing or diving wherever I want to at my pace.” How do you stay focused in competition? “I know myself and the conditions I’m going into and I don’t let one overrule the other. I work hard at staying present and letting myself just surf.” How do you keep the stress away between waves? “I don’t sit, I paddle around and relocate my lineup. I watch what the other guys in my heat are doing. I don’t let any of them take over my takeoff zone. I work to outthink them and out paddle them. On a wave your first turn is everything to the judges. And I work to dominate the wave from beginning to end.” Do you have the fire and passion to get to the next level? “For sure I can see myself on the world tour within a couple of years. Or even sooner. It’s just up to me and my training at this point.” Summary Kalani is a free spirit that loves to have fun. He is also very disciplined. He is crystal clear about the expectations that go with being a professional surfer. He is extremely inspired to do the work and get the job done. He has all of the skills, experience and confidence needed to make the right decisions in the moment and over the long haul. That’s HiLevel!
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RUN WITH US KAPOLEI
711 KAMOKILA BLVD
600 KAILUA RD
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free & all levels welcome
walkers • joggers • runners • parents & strollers • doggies with leash family & friends & co-workers • sunset lovers • adventurous minds • happy souls MORE INFO
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On Being a Novice Runner
TEXT BY Matt Bickel
Bickel Family Photo
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I’ve never been a runner. I am a computer guy and a gamer. Once computers became a major part of my life around age 12, regular physical activity took a back seat. I saw runners on the road and would think, “What a boring waste of time.” When I moved to Hawaii in 2003, I made some friends who were fit enough to do the 8-mile Great Aloha Run. I thought 8.1 miles was something you did in a car, not running. Years later my friends finally talked me into doing the GAR. When the race began, I ran the first mile as fast as I could. The last seven miles took me 3.5 hours and my legs hurt for a week. At the time, my girlfriend was part of Brian Clarke’s marathon training. Marni loved the workouts and the people, so I supported her to do the training. The following year I joined the group too. By then, I had the drill down from observing Marni do three workouts a week for 19 weeks and then run the marathon. “Piece of cake,” I thought. I was placed in the “getting-in-shape” group for the first workout because I hadn’t run regularly for thirty years. We were supposed to do a 60-minute run at a chit-chat pace, but I couldn’t talk AND run 15-minute miles too, so I walked. I was soaked in my cotton T-shirt. But when Marni asked me how it was, of course I said, “No problem.” I was 46 years old, but I was 10 years younger than some and 20 pounds lighter than others in my group. I thought I’d be in a faster group by the next workout. A couple weeks later, and still in the same remedial group, we ran to the park above the Kaimuki Fire Station. On the way, my heart was beating out of my chest and I was dizzy. Then came the steep hill behind the firehouse. I was sure this was the end. But at least Marni, who was waiting at the top, would see me die and realize this had all been a bad idea. I don’t remember getting to the top, but I didn’t die. After that workout I had a choice: quit this obviously unhealthy activity or start listening to Brian. I wanted to spend time with Marni and I wanted to eventually beat her in a race. So I stayed and started learning. The first thing I learned was I had no idea what I was doing, period. For instance, I saw myself eventually training with the fastest athletes if I just put my mind to it. Brian thought the chances of that were much less than 10 percent. “Well…,” I asked, “what about beating Marni at some point?” He responded in the same monotone, “20 percent...Maybe.” Sheesh. Even though my athletic prowess wasn’t clear to the coach, I completed my first marathon thanks to Marni, my group leader, and Brian. Running was still boring, but with Brian’s groups it wasn’t all bad and I wanted a fitness routine I could stick with for life. So I committed to training with him on a year-round basis. Fast forward to 2018: I’m 49 and fitter than ever. I don’t look like a runner yet, but I feel strong. I understand how to manage my energy over a long race. I know about hydration and how to avoid injury. In fact, I was feeling so good during a recent workout I asked Brian if I could leave my 12.5 minutes/mile group and run with Marni’s 10.5 group. Brian’s calm response: “That would be suicide.” GAH! Well, he was right. I was at my limit in my group once the second part of the workout started. That near disaster notwithstanding, I’ve learned to pay attention to my body and get new shoes when I need them. I know what to eat before races, how to hydrate, and how to keep my toenails. I am also well under 2 hours for the Great Aloha Run. And these days I barely break a sweat on the run to the firehouse. I haven’t beaten Marni yet, and I think maybe I’ll check with Brian on that again later. I’ve learned that running is not as boring as I thought it was. I’m still a computer guy and a gamer. And I guess I am becoming a runner, too. If you are a novice runner, you are welcome to join one of the BC Endurance training programs. The marathon training begins in late July, there is a bike training and a triathlon training going on then, too. Check out Brian’s Website at http://bcEnduranceTrainings.com/ and use the sign-up page to indicate your program preferences. Brian will send you announcements for each training.
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SUNDAY, NOV 18, 2018 6:45 AM • 4 MILES
Hui Nalu Canoe Club invites you to the 6th Annual Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk. Appreciate the beauty of a coastline now protected in perpetuity. Thanks to forty years of community involvement, the land from Hanauma Bay to Makapu‘u is protected from development. Come and enjoy the spectacular views at your own pace.
WWW.KAIWICOASTRUN.ORG COURSE RACE STARTS AT 6:45 AM
The 6th Annual Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk is a community oriented 4-mile journey along the famous Kaiwi coast scenic highway to be held on Sunday, Nov 18, 2018. The event begins at 6:45 a.m. with sunrise over the Kaiwi Channel, a Hawaiian oli (chant) and the blowing of the pu (conch shell horn). The course starts at Awawamalu (known as Sandy Beach), continues around the Kaiwi coastline, passing Halona and Hanauma Bay, and finishes at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club on the shores of Maunalua Bay.
Shuttle service provided from the Hawaii Kai Park & Ride to the start line, 4:45-6:00 a.m. First 3,000 entrants receive a souvenir miniature glass fishing float. Entry includes an event t-shirt; shirt size not guaranteed. No shirt guaranteed for late and race day entries.
Top 3 overall men & women and five-year age divisions from 10 and under through 85+.
INFORMATION & LOGO WEAR
REGULAR ENTRY $40
LATE ENTRY $50
KULA 100 EXCLUSIVE RUN PACKAGE $150
RACE DAY $60
For parking map, packet pickup dates and times, logo wear and other information: Visit our website at www.kaiwicoastrun.org Email Mikala at email@example.com Call Patsy at 808-256-7394. Leashed, friendly dogs welcomed. No bus service provided. See website for details.
Entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Service fee applies to online entries.
Champagne brunch after the run at Roy’s Hawaii Kai. Packet pickup at Outback Steakhouse Hawaii Kai, including pupus, wine and beer, on Saturday, Nov 17, 1-3 p.m. Kula goodie bag includes race entry, souvenir miniature glass fishing float, event t-shirt, special event shirt and all regular entry goodies. Limited to 100 entrants. No discounts apply.
Entry through Oct 31, 2018. 65+ and 12 years & under pay $30. Enter online at www.kaiwicoastrun.org or mail entry. Mailed entry must be received by Oct 31, 2018. Make check or money order payable to: Hui Nalu Canoe Club. Mail to: Time Line, P.O. Box 25566, Honolulu, HI 96825. Nov 1-17, 2018. 65+ and 12 years & under pay $40. Enter online at www.kaiwicoastrun.org by Nov 11, 2018, or at packet pickup. No guarantee of t-shirt for late entry.
At Awawamalu (Sandy Beach) start, 5:30-6:30 a.m. 65+ and 12 years & under pay $50. No guarantee of t-shirt for race day entry.
Discounts do not apply to the Kula 100 package. Active Duty Military - $5 off through race day. Does not apply to keiki, senior, Kula or Hui Nalu entries. Hui Nalu Club Members & Family - $5 off through Oct 31, 2018. Must have 2018 dues paid in full.
2018 ENTRY FORM
M F First Name
Age (on race day)
Date of Birth
XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL Email
Shirt Size (Additional $5 charge for 3XL)
Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Phone
Hui Nalu Member?
+ Entry Fee
+ Additional Donation to Livable Hawaii Kai Hui
– Additional $5 for 3XL Shirt
= Applicable Discounts
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED
WAIVER & RELEASE: I agree to comply with the rules, regulations and event instructions of the Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk. I am aware of and assume all risks with participating in this event. In consideration of this application being accepted, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against Hui Nalu Canoe Club, race officials, volunteers, sponsors, the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii resulting from my involvement in this event. I will additionally permit the free use of my name, photograph and interviews in association with this event in broadcast, telecast, advertisements, films, videotapes, webpage, online results page or any reproduction thereof. I understand that the Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk offers no refunds and that the Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk race officials reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason. Signature or parent’s signature if under 18 years of age (I have read and understand the waiver.)
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Single Leg Exercises for Runners
TEXT BY Motoki Nakamura PT, DPT, JACO REHAB Image
Running season is approaching which means many of you are thinking of how to prepare for the upcoming races. Some athletes may be heading to a local running store to buy a new pair of shoes or other running gears to start off. Some may already be running regularly, but considering to change their workout menu to ramp up mileage. Others may be going online and searching for free running programs that may seem appropriate to their level. The next couple months until race season can be dangerous for runners because of the increased stress that your body will experience with your workouts. You may be feeling healthy and strong at the moment, so the brain thinks you can handle the increased mileage on your body. However, your brain may be playing tricks on you. It is important to notice when your physical stress reaches above threshold level to avoid injury. Thus, proper coaching and having a unique individualized program is key to avoid these injuries. It is important to have someone with experience to take a look at your running form and running schedule, so that he/she can give you points to successfully achieve your goals without going through an injury. Just like learning how to play the guitar from an instructor, having a mentor is an approach to run successfully. Another way to avoid injuries is by going through a consistent cross training and conditioning program. Out of all exercises, I believe that single leg workouts are one of the most important. Since running requires you to land only on one leg, and never both legs at once, performing these exercises will help you not only with injury prevention, but will assist with you becoming a more efficient runner. Listed below are some of my favorites single leg exercises. Single leg balance: Stand tall with one leg up in the air. Arm swinging is optional. Progress by closing eyes, placing cushion underneath standing leg, or rotating head left <-> right. Step up: Go up and down slowly. Simultaneously swing your arms as your back leg moves forward. Progress by using a higher step.
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Single leg hop: Hop in place with one leg. Land softly, contacting the forefoot first. It is important to absorb the shock by slightly bending your ankle, knees, and hips. Progress by hopping forward/backward, lateral, and turning.
Single leg balance
Single leg hop
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