I met with the parents and students participating in the marathon. We're now up to 33 runners. I had to delicately suggest to the adults that their children, after 12 weeks of training, are probably a tad better prepared for the run than are the parents. The parents, thankfully agreed that this was a fairly accurate conclusion. Going on a limb again (twice in 2 minutes... must be close to retirement) I suggested that the parents let the kids run their own pace, not their parents' pace. After all, even 13 year olds appreciate PB's and all that other good stuff. I encouraged the kids to shave off between 5 and 10% from last year's time. The parents agreed that this was a good idea and the kids are pumped with the concept of setting a PB.