I missed the Long Beach Memorial 10 mile run this weekend, but I really did not miss much at all. Ottawa was a huge 'upgrade', and I will definitely be doing it again next year.
The San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon is this Sunday. Gary T. from Thunder Bay, Canada told me it's a great race. Perhaps next year. Gary is with Team Diabetes of Canada. They run for a great cause, and I may be looking to see if the New York Road Runner's Club has any interest to host a similar race here in the Big Apple.
Run the first hald of your marathon as a 'pacer'. Ignore the people
around you who dash away; keep your head as they lose theirs. Run
like a scientist, with coolness, wisdom, and restraint.
-Joe Henderson, Run Farther, Run Faster