Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Strength Comes from within: run group tomorrow night 5:30

Champion running group tomorrow night! We will be prepping form the BananaMan Chase Jamba 5k and running 40 minutes moderate pace with a great warm-up and stretching session afterwards. Everyone is welcome, invite a friend! Hope to see all of you tomorrow night 5:30pm at Ala Moana Beach Park behind the tennis courts (mountainside/diamond); and then again at 7am Saturday for the 5k run at Ala Moana Park. Will be the most competitive 5k of the year and a great chance for a PR! God is the one who equips you to do great things that make you and others say: "wow!" It has nothing to do with your natural abilities, your pedigree, your family background, or your education. The strength and power come from Father God working within! To all you Champion Runners out there and those in the running community from Hawaii: "My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-19 MSG) "God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us...(Ephesians 3:20, 21 MSG)" The strength comes from within to do the impossible! - Coach Nate

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tomorrow night lets meet up for 400-meter repeats at 5k goal pace to prep for Jamba Juice 5K

Champion Running Group is on again tomorrow night 5:30pm behind the Ala Moana Beach Park tennis courts (mountainside/diamond). We will do a dynamic warm-up followed by 16 x 400-meter intervals at 5k goal pace with 1 minute rest between each and a 2-3 mile cool-down run afterwards. Hope to see you there! Anyone and everyone is welcome that wants a great running workout and an encouraging atmosphere. Way to go Satomi and Emi at Boston Marathon! You both did great and represented the Hawaii running community well! Remember, it is always darkest and coldest right before the dawn of a new day. If your future looks dark and chilly right now, a brighter and better day is just over the horizon and something great is about to happen. Romans 8:28 in the Bible says: "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." - Coach Nate

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Run Group 5:30pm Thursday Night for 800 meter repeats. It's Boston Marathon Week!

Come out to workout with the free running group. All abilities and ages welcome. Where? Ala Moana Beach Park behind the tennis courts (mountainside/diamond) in Honolulu. When? Every Thursday night at 5:30pm What is the workout this week? 8 x 800-meter repeats with the last 200-meters of each interval with a hard finishing kick (rest is 2 minute jog). We will perform a dynamic warm-up before the workout and then finish with a cool-down. Let's come out in force and train with passion in honor of those lost or injured last year during the Boston Marathon. This week as you go about your day, don't forget to be greatful for your health and grateful that you have the freedom to exercise and live in such a great location and country! God has given you a great opportunity to enjoy life and to live with a smile on your face! Hope to see you tomorrow! - Coach Nate

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Come out for Mile Repeats at Champion Run Group Thursday Night 5:30pm!

Hope everyone is excited for the Hapalua Half this weekend! I will most likely be biking around the course cheering everyone on. Congrats to everyone on your North Shore Marathon and Bridge 10k!! Tomorrow evening we will be running 3-4 x 1 mile repeats at 1/2 marathon goal pace with the last 400m hard to similate a finishing kick. Rest between each will be 2.5 minutes. We will meet at the regular spot: Ala Moana Beach Park behind the tennis courts (Diamond/Mountainside) at 5:30pm. Anyone is welcome that wants to get in a good running workout and be a part of a fun running community. Hope to see you there! Phrase of the Day: Be Flexible! "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape." Be willig to adjust your plans or priorities if life throws you a curve ball. - Coach Nate

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Difference between those that are Champions in life and those that remain Amateurs

"Scientists say that the important difference between people who become champions and the people who study all their lives and remain amateurs is that the champions never stop learning from their mistakes and never stop challenging themselves to do something more difficult.  They may even spend a long time learning.  Sometimes they will try things that are too hard and they will fail, but they will find a way to use that failure to succeed." 
 - Dr. Tim Storey in Utmost Living: Creating and Savoring Your Best Life Now

Think like a champion, believe that you are a champion, live like a champion, and be a champion.  Run the race of life to win!

Good luck to all that are racing the North Shore Marathon and then the Hapalua Half and the Lanikai Tri next weekend!  Don't be afraid to go to new levels you've never been before!

- Dr. Nate 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thursday Night's Workout will be 1000-meter repeats at 5:30pm in Ala Moana Park

Champion running group! We will meet Thursday night for 5-6 x 1000-meter intervals. Pace should be 10k goal pace with the last 300-meters faster than 5k goal pace. Rest between each interval is 2.5 minutes. Hope to see you behind the tennis courts (mountainside/Diamond side) of the Ala Moana Beach Park at 5:30pm. Bring a friend, everyone and anybody is welcome! Have a great restful evening and great sleep! For those that put their faith in Jesus, the scriptures say: "There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His [God's] rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His." Hebrews 4:9-10 - Dr. Nate