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Heading to Nike Women Toronto 15K

 

On Friday morning, I’m flying to Toronto to race for my first time in Canada and for my third time with Nike Women. After an incredible experience in DC and SF, I couldn’t pass up the chance to run the inaugural Nike Women Toronto 15K on Toronto island. Nike race weekends are not just about the race itself. They’re a giant celebration of women. Did I mention that I received a giant surprise from the Nike team in the mail last night? I wasn’t expecting a package but found a large box with my name on it in my apartment lobby. Inside was a rolling suitcase (with a personalized luggage tag), two full outfits with shoes, and a note from Nike. It made my entire week.

I’m looking forward to visiting the Expotique, taking Nike+ Training Club sessions on the Crystal Coliseum boat, meeting up with Instagram friends for the first time, and (of course) earning that third Tiffany’s necklace. Take a look at the gorgeous course:

Videos via Nike

I haven’t visited Toronto in many years, so I’ll also be trying to fit in some sightseeing during my three-day trip–a mix of touristy and local spots. If you have suggestions for sights or eats, let me know!

I’ve admittedly been very relaxed about this training cycle. After setting a PR in Pittsburgh, I decided to enjoy this race. I’ve also never raced a 15K, so it’ll technically be a new record. Over the last month, I’ve run two or three times per week and spent the remaining days spinning, strength training, and practicing yoga. While I don’t feel as fast as I did preparing for Pittsburgh, I feel completely healthy and ready to celebrate that. To follow along this weekend, follow me on Instagram! Also check out blog posts I’ve written about destination races.

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  • Reply Maria Victoria

    Hey! I’m a fellow Elon alum! You should try and stop in Harbour 60 – great restaurant and a plus that my BFF from back home is the pastry chef there! Good luck in your race – Toronto is a beautiful city and racing there should be pretty cool!

    June 10, 2015 at 6:52 pm
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