A day spent exploring on the trails usually leads to another trip over the handlebars!
This morning’s ride at Kamehame! Thanks for the sunburn!!
With Colin, Karl and Amy!
This past weekend was the TriLanai 3 Hills 50 mile road run. A great opportunity for an ultramarathon and the best way to see an island most of us have not been to. We knew by the name that there would be hills and there was an elevation chart on the website, but nothing showed the true nature of the beast. What an epic run and such a beautiful island. I have now run on almost every island in Hawaii and this one was so different from all of the others.
The history of Lanai tells that it was at one time host to the world’s largest pineapple plantation and now all that is left of that is the Norfolk Pines that line Manele Rd. and Kaumalapau Highway that were brought in to help hold the moisture from the morning fog. It was hot on Shipwreck Hill and even hotter on Big Boat Harbor Hill. The whole weekend was obviously a ton of fun, but I could not have planned for a better race. I ran damn near an off the couch effort and stuck with a heart rate that worked. Played it smart the first 2 thirds and had fun and ran strong for the last third. A great race that to me is up there in the rankings of races of the past like “Run to the Sun” and “Volcano” - A race that all should try and it was put on so well by Chris Loworn and TriLanai
The whole island is only 13 x 18 miles and we pretty much exhausted that by foot, bike, swimming , pick up truck, airplane, ferry boat, and then some.
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