Journey to 2021 Honolulu Marathon
In my, and thousands of other runners, original plans for 2020, we would be in Honolulu now and preparing to race the 2020 Honolulu Marathon in two days on Sunday, December 13th.
However, then the covid pandemic struck the world and the Honolulu Marathon, like so many other similar events, was cancelled.
The race organizers did allow participants to defer their race entry to next years 2021 Marathon on December 12, 2021 … which I have done. I have also already reserved a room at the Outrigger/Ohana Waikiki Malia. I hope that with the upcoming vaccines that the world will be back to “normal” by next December.
Earlier this year, with the increasing impact of covid on communities around the world, I shut down my training for this year’s race. The planning and training for the 2021 race is now beginning.
For the next few months my training will primarily be long walks plus snowshoeing and shorter runs. The real marathon training won’t begin until next summer.