I met up with my newest athlete Scott for a run around White Ranch. 2:25 with 3560 ft of climbing in 13.5 miles. I felt better and better as we went along and finally found my legs somewhere around the time we started talking IPAs (I definitely consider the subject of IPA directly relevant to mountain running). Scott has a sick schedule coming up this season and I'm thrilled (and honored) that he has trusted me to help him. It's also a bit nerve wracking knowing his somewhat high profile results will be a gauge of my coaching abilities. But I definitely wouldn't have placed myself in his trust if I thought I couldn't help him get better. This will be fun.