Thinking of running Ottawa this year? All the courses are redesigned, supposedly faster. I’m not sure the course can make that much difference, or that Ottawa can get much faster, at least in the shorter events. The 5k and 10k were pretty straightforwardly fast. The marathon is tough no matter what, but I don’t recall Ottawa being that hilly to begin with. I guess we’ll see.
Harvey is our Canadian boy, but Northug is a beast.
Coaches can be dogmatic, but the best approach is to be self-aware. Know your weaknesses.