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Training Log Archive: Ari-o

In the 7 days ending May 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail Run2 4:16:11 16.4(15:37) 26.39(9:42) 1284
  Hiking2 1:46:04 4.42(24:00) 7.11(14:55) 255
  Run2 1:01:24 7.55(8:08) 12.15(5:03) 55
  Total6 7:03:39 28.37(14:56) 45.66(9:17) 1593

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Friday May 17 #

11 PM

Hiking 55:59 [1] 1.8 mi (31:06 / mi) +104m 26:22 / mi
ahr:114 max:177

Off to Kauai for … more rain, clouds and high surf. So we found some waterfalls, sat and read and did this weird relaxation thing I guess I've heard about. Elena didn't get the message for this trail and did it in sandals so there was a good deal of slipping on mud but we made it.

Thursday May 16 #


Elena made a comment about my r leg which was most bloodied from the trip wire.

Then I showed here where I have Billygoat marks on my torso, arm, nose and forehead.

Orienteering … a full body contact sport!
2 PM

Trail Run 2:06:19 [1] 8.98 mi (14:04 / mi) +669m 11:25 / mi
ahr:163 max:217

Absolutely deluging rain this morning, but rain in Hawaii is 70˚ so might as well go for a run. Grabbed the bus up to Manoa falls trail, got told by the driver to wash our shoes off because we're not allowed on the bus with dirty feet (not a problem) and then ran up the road to the river (well, trail). Water just pouring down it, ankle-deep in places. Not too busy today, made my way up to the falls which were … running pretty well.

Took some photos through the rain, then I could have gone back down and waited for the bus but … instead went up the other trail to make a loop. Had to be back for 11:00 check-out, and now with timed keys and elevators you can't fudge that. Streams just pouring across the trail, wet, but fun. Took a wrong turn at the top and went to a lookout and looked out at fog, then down along some nice, beautiful forested and runnable trails to the valley. Luckily the last two streams were bridged, then ran down roads by Punahoe (no one famous went there) to the hotel, time to spare (but not that much).

This rain is normal but not normal. Yes Hawaii is wet, but May is dry season and Honolulu (at the airport, anyway) only sees 0.7" of monthly rainfall. It's at close to 5" so far this month with more to come, already the second-wettest May on record. This is because of a winter-like Kona low spinning up nearby and sucking moisture over the islands, so instead of winds from the east, they're from the south. Anyway, the waterfalls are up and it looks to clear out later this weekend.
8 PM

Hiking 50:05 [1] 2.62 mi (19:07 / mi) +151m 16:13 / mi
ahr:134 max:188

Elena and a colleague wanted to go for a hike, and I suggested the same hike because I could vouch for its efficacy in the time between now and the airport (then our flight was delayed an hour, alas). It had stopped raining, so the falls were down (but still quite nice) but also the trail wasn't a river. Easy walk up and back and down in plenty of time to catch the bus back.

Wednesday May 15 #

8 PM

Trail Run 2:09:52 [1] 7.42 mi (17:30 / mi) +615m 13:55 / mi
ahr:154 max:205

Asked a friend where I should hike/run on the island and he suggested this. It was quite nice, run up a mile, then up up through trees and eventually some views, which would have been more views if it wasn't cloudy, which it was. Good timing, the last 15 minutes of the bus ride was rainy but the hike mostly dry (from the sky, anyway). Got warm despite the clouds, didn't really need the sunblock (the worst part is that I bought a big one forgetting TSA would take it away).

Tuesday May 14 #

7 AM

Run 36:10 [1] 4.55 mi (7:57 / mi) +29m 7:48 / mi
ahr:176 max:197

Just enough time for this. There's a better route probably going under the bridge and then around and over and back along the river, but this was fine. Was in the meeting on time.

Monday May 13 #

4 PM

Run 25:14 [1] 3.0 mi (8:25 / mi) +26m 8:11 / mi
ahr:178 max:202

Meeting ended at 1630 and people were meeting for beers at 1700. I wanted to stretch my legs and was pretty sure that wouldn't happen after a beer. So I changed quick, ran 3 miles, which is about all that my orienteering legs would handle, and then wasn't too sweaty for outdoor beers (the first went down quickly).

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