Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Great Aloha Run Results

I finished 1391 out of 22330. I doubt I will ever run with that many people again.

Place Name Last Name City St Time Pace
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1391 Nathan Winters Honolulu HI 1:11:48 8:49

Monday, February 20, 2006

The Great Aloha Run

Chris and Sarah motivated me to sign up for the Aloha Run while they were here. I am pretty out of shape and only ran a couple times to prepare for this. I was up at 4 a.m. to park at the Aloha Stadium and be bused to downtown. The run is from the Aloha Tower to the Aloha Stadium, 8.2 miles. The turnout was amazing, over 20,000 people. 5,000 runners were military running in formation. They were given a 20 minute head start. The rest of us started at sunrise and I began strong with the first 3 miles under 8 minutes each. Luckily it had rained the night before so it wasn't too humid. The sun never really came out from behind the clouds but there was no wind so I was a bit overheated the whole run. I did surprisingly well and kept a sub 9 minute mile the whole race (including 3 water breaks and waiting in line at a portapotty). I finished in 1 hour 10 minutes. I sprinted the last bit to pull ahead of the lead military formation with their colorguard. Even with the 10 minute headstart I outran all the military formations (which isn't saying much, they go pretty slow). Now I'm wondering if I will be able to walk tomorrow. Legs are pretty sore, though no injuries.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Updated Webpage

I finally took the time to update the webpage software and pictures. Plenty of new links to the right. Hopefully this version of movabletype will be less buggy. Comments are enabled once again, though they require approval so spammers and overzealous coworkers don't waste my server space.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Day at the Sandbar

We took Chris, Sarah, Sue & Jerry out to the sandbar today. I rented the 10 man pontoon boat and a 2 person kayak. Jerry brought the grill and we finished up the Omaha Steaks Rikki's parents got us for Christmas. Those were very good: Steak, steak burgers, and smoked salmon. We also tried the local pacific prime dealers who are a cheaper version of Omaha steaks, not as good but still better than what you can get anywhere else. We spent 4 hours on the sandbar, the water wasn't bad until we swam out to do some snorkeling on the reef, it felt like about a 10 degree drop off the sandbar. Chris and Sarah will be heading home tomorrow. We will definitely do that again, what a great time. Pics posted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Corpus Christi Training Planes Update

Here is a link with some more information.