"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."








Sunday, September 5, 2010

What a coach can do...

Leslie (PiccolaPineCone) is a 2:54 marathoner who asked me to help coach her toward the Montreal Marathon today. She hit the half-way mark at 1:27 and change and finished in 3:08:14, taking fourth place (first and second were a Kenyan ringer and an Ethiopian ringer), so now she runs like her coach! [Correction (Sep. 7): turns out she was 6th. Not sure how the early results missed two women.]

Given that she's nursing her daughter (la Cocotte... no website as yet) and just moved from Italy to Canada in the past two weeks, I'd say that's still a win.

When she gets her report posted, stop by and congratulate her.

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The Superior Sawtooth 100 is this week and the hardest section is the Crosby-Manitou gorge climbs. How hard is it? Well, I'd say it's ridiculous, but then I saw this video taken at that very park, which is charming in a goofy way (really, it's harder than this!):

6 comments:

sea legs girl said...

While it is tempting to blame you for PPC's time, the first thing that came to my mind was also the very recent move across 7 time zones. Although, it is really hard to say something is "wrong" when one can run a 3:08 marathon!

Mike Russell said...

That is a great video. And congrats to your pupil -- that is a fantastic finish!

sea legs girl said...

Hmmm. I just realized it is only 6 time zones. So we can't blame that anymore :).

My apologies for erasing your comment on my blog. I realized that in order to get rid of penultimate on people's blog lists I had to repost it, thus erasing our comments. But why did I think that penultimate was like ultimate, where it had an original meaning and then a newer meaning. Well, I looked it up and you're right. I just couldn't jinx it and risk that that would be my second that last Danish marathon!

RBR said...

Too fast for me to even comment on, so now, about me...

I believe there was a Fried Food on a Stick fest in a bit North of North, or where ever the hell you are.

Get writing! Some of your "currently being starved and tortured by Jenny Craig", readers are waiting!

Sheesh. *mutters* Writing about 3:08 marathons on a running blog when there are fried food pictures to post. Selfish!

SteveQ said...

RBR: Sorry to say, the gorgefest didn't happen. It was cold, I was sick with allergies, my camera won't download the photos (except to Facebook, but that's another story) of elk meatballs, chocolate-covered deep-fried potatoes, falafel and beer... all on sticks.

RichardC said...

favorite section by far!