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.
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!):
Aid Station: Eugene Curnow
2 days ago