It's a very wet, windy, and soggy day here in Hawaii. I know we shouldn't complain given the weather this past week on much of the mainland.
Nothing like 30 miles out on the HURT course to bring you back to reality in regards to fitness and training. Glad I got my run in yesterday. I think Steve Dewald and Mike Muench were probably glad as well given today's weather.
We even canceled our trail work day due to the weather. No use going out and digging in the mud. Chances are we would have just made it worse.
Congratulations to all those who got into Western States. The lottery was today and Hawaii runners selected include, Cheryl Loomis, Steve Dewald, and Jeff Huff. Former Hawaii resident, Judy Carluccio also got in. For all of you who didn't get in--there are lots of other races out there.
Finally, by not being out training, I got to see UCLA upset USC. Wow, what a game. Looking forward to Hawaii versus Oregon State tonight.
As a heads up, next weekend is the Honolulu Marathon and a lot of HURT runners will be pounding the pavement in this race. The following weekend on Saturday, December 16th, HURT runners will be running a 50 mile training day. Plan on a 5:00 a.m. start and lots of hours on the trail. Watch the blog for more details.
Good training and stay dry out there.