This weekend I'm giving clinics and running in the BIG SUR International Marathon.  I've found no more beautiful marathon course, and the staff is so friendly and helpful.  Yes it is a hilly course, but thousands have told me that by taking more frequent walk breaks up the hills, they ran as fast or faster than on flatter courses.  This geographical area has been given the #1 ranking by Runner's World magazine.  One of the reasons for this, we discovered during our running retreat in Carmel in January: the weather can be great here during the winter also.  Have a great weekend – Jeff