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Nike Women’s Half Marathon

Posted Oct 18 2009 12:00am

Run Like A GirlOFFICIAL TIME: 02:54:29

“Run Like A Girl” – the big race!!! I’ve heard so many great things about this race from different people that I was bummed to not have gotten into the lottery early on. When I was finally able to get enter as a Nike+ user I was STOKED!

This is what I hear: Tiffany’s necklace, fireman, Nike oh yeah… lots of HILLS. They had changed the course of the race a bit from 2007 due to road closures. This year’s course was the toughest to date, including more hills with a steeper incline.

I ran this race as a back to back half after a faster flat course. So I was looking to take it as slow recovery run for fun.

Although a lot would say that the course was hard (it was definitely NOT a fast course) I absolutely *loved* it, ran through parts of the city, the pier, and there was a really crazy uphill mile at the mile 7 marker that went over about a mile and a half. Pretty nuts! The hill went over and went down towards a really fast downhill winding and right by the ocean. SO BREATHTAKING (or maybe I was out of breath?)

The weather was perfect!

The “expotique” as they called it was all Nike to the 9s. The Tiffany’s necklace was nice (not my style) and the finisher shirts were very cute!

Also cool – getting to hear Kara Goucher and Joan Benoit speak at the Expo!

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