Friday, December 11, 2009

Are We There Yet Honolulu Marathon's Arch de Triumph

When a marathon is shown on tv, for example, the NYC marathon, you tend to focus on the mass of participants as they are on the day of the race. In contrast, when the marathon's run in your neck of the woods with the finish line just a few blocks from your house, at least, I, start to feel their pain. That is, the pain of preparing for a 26.2 mile marathon weeks in advance. Perhaps months in advance. What's it amount to, logging in 2600 miles pre-race practice mileage? How many miles before you have to retread a running shoe. Then the runners have to catch a plane all the way to Hawaii for the Honolulu Marathon. Thereafter catch the plane back home, and as a bonus, work the next day, if there's no balance remaining of their vacation days, because naturally they have to start saving up for next year's Honolulu marathon. Same place, same time? "Time," as in, race time.


Cloudia said...

They gonna wake us up sunday pre-dawn with those fireworks again, LOL

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

RONW said...

Cloudia- the caravan shuttling the runners starts rolling by my apartment on the Ala Wai at 2AM.

Kay said...

Ron, I hope you don't mind but I'm going to add you to my side bar. If you'd prefer that I not do so, please let me know and I'll take you off.

Thank you so much for all your help with Art's 1st Marathon attempt. I didn't realize you'd written more on the Marathon because I've been rather tied up and I only check the bloggers from my sidebar family first.

I've caught a nasty cold (probably from getting up so early for the Eddie Aikau meet and then from the Marathon) so I'll have to lay low for a while.

RONW said...

Kay- yeah, go ahead and add my blog to your sidebar if you like. As far as I'm aware, it's never been poor Internet etiquette to do so without asking, either.