5k training to help me reach my goal

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Depending on whose math you use, Guam has one of the tallest peaks in the world. This is entirely due to the depth of the Mariana's trench.
The highest peak on Guam is Mt Lam Lam. My goal is to be able to hike it. I've been told that parts of the climb are very difficult. It's steep and slippery. There are 10-12 foot tall jungle grasses that you have to use gloves to pull yourself up. It's a workout. So I decided to join the end of October 5 K. I will be walking the challenge, and doing the 4 week build up to the race plan. I figure at the very least it will help my endurance and help me acclimate to the tropics better.
I'm not attempting Mt Lam Lam until the rainy season is over, but the day I do try, I want to succeed without killing myself.
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    I have climbed Mt. Lamlam when I was younger. It is quite a hike and well worth it for the view. FYI, Mt. Lamlam is not the highest point on Guam but a knoll nearby. I cannot remember the name. It starts with a "M" if you want to check a map. You may want to walk on over to the other one after you get to the top because the Mt. Lamlam trail is well traveled.

    Waiting for dryer weather is very wise. That should be January or February which is also cooler. If you wait until Good Friday you can go up with a lot of people who make the trek that day.

    Enjoy your hike and do take pictures.

    2757 days ago
    You can do it!
    2758 days ago
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