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Run 2, Week 3 (BBOHR): Squeezing in a Run + Some Superfast Speed-Walking (!) to Catch the First Maui Marathon Finishers

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:25am

Stats:

Weather Conditions:
Temp:68° F
Humidity:84%

Warm-up Walk:
Start Time:5:55 am
Distance:0.30 mi
Time:5:02 min
Avg Pace: 16:17 min/mi
Calories Burned: 32
Run:
Start Time:
6:00 am
Distance:7.54 mi
Time:1:22:28 min
Avg Pace: 10:55 min/mi
Calories Burned: 785
Cool-down walk:
Start Time:7:23 am
Distance:0.31 mi
Time:5:00 min
AvgPace: 16:07 min/mi
Calories Burned:32

I was feeling kind of tired this morning, especially after yesterday's run, but still managed (somehow!) to roll myself out of bed for today's run. I won't go into a whole lot of detail, (mostly because I'd really rather be at the beach right now instead of typing on a computer! Can you blame me?! ;-) ), but suffice to say that I finished the run slightly before 7:30 am, which was about fifteen minutes to a half-hour later than I'd actually wanted to finish.

(I was supposed to be out of the house by 5:30 or 5:45 am at the latest -- well, that was the plan at any rate! -- but had had some trouble hauling myself out of bed on time & the run had also taken a little bit longer than expected, so I didn't make it back to the villa on time.)

You see, my dad & I had originally made plans to leave from the villa complex at 7:15 am to either take the shuttle (which we found out wasn't even in operation until well after 9 am) or walk to our destination, the finish line of Maui Marathon.

Oops.

My dad had left a message on my mobile indicating that he'd already started walking over & would meet me there. Of course, I didn't have my mobile on me, & didn't get the message until I'd already walked back to the villa, in search of my dad. Rats! I was going to have to walk pretty fast, or -- perish the thought! -- run another 1.5 miles or so (after having just run 7-7.5 miles), in order to get there in time.

Well, I was fairly exhausted, so doing more running was clearly out of the question. So instead I walked there, really, really fast. I took all of the shortcuts I knew to get there on foot as fast as humanly possible.

I was sure that, by the time I'd reached the Westin Ka'anapali Resort (which was sometime after 7:50 am), that I would definitely miss the first marathon finishers. But alas, no. The first fellow stepped across the finish line sometime after 8 am, with a finishing time of approximately 2:38. (The first female finisher crossed the line sometime after 3 hours or so.)

So Blaine & Steve, if you're looking for a marathon in which you could potentially come in first & second respectively, you might want to consider doing this race. ;-)

Of course, I could probably go on about the details of the Maui Marathon, but since I'm fairly wiped out, & would rather be hanging out in the sun, I'll just cut it not-so-short (!) & say "Aloha, for now." ;-)

-C

P.S. I'll probably blog more later about the Maui Marathon & other trip details. That's "later" as in retrospectively, i.e., after I get home! OK, bye!

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