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Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco

Nike Women's Half Marathon San Francisco
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This afternoon, I found out that my team was selected from a random lottery to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco. I ran my first half marathon at Nike DC in April for LLS, but their West Coast race will be for myself. I crushed my first half on a somewhat flat course, so I’m running San Francisco on October 19 to prove to myself that I can take on hills. It will be my first time in the city!

Nike Women's Half Marathon San Francisco

I can’t wait to start officially training about a month from now. Until then, I plan to run twice per week and continue taking strength and spin classes. Once training starts, I’ll likely follow this weekly routine: 4 runs, 2 strength classes, and 1 spin class. I also plan to mix yoga/barre in when I can, since my hips grew tight during my first training experience. I’ll start my Half Marathon Monday posts again in late July, but you can follow along with my workouts on Instagram (#werunsf) until then.

You may be wondering why I haven’t mentioned Spartan Race training over the last few weeks. After thinking long and hard about it, I’ve decided that training for a new type of race for an early September date isn’t best for me this summer. I know I originally signed up for it because I didn’t want to run all summer, but I’m starting to miss running. I also think I’ll benefit from training for another half marathon before moving on to an obstacle course race. I still plan to complete a Spartan, but it might not be until 2015. Until then, I’ll be putting in my miles.

Nike Women's Half Marathon San Francisco

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  • Reply Aishwarya

    Woo hoo! Can’t wait to run this with you!

    June 27, 2014 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Chris

    I was wondering about the Spartan stuff.. Haha. We have nothing but hills here in East Tennessee, so I know how much they suck. However, I imagine them sucking just a little bit less in San Francisco, simply because you’re in freaking SF! Good luck with your training!

    June 29, 2014 at 10:02 am
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