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Race Recap: Nike Women’s (Half) Marathon SF

Source: Nike

Source: Nike

When I first started running in 2006 and learned of the Nike Women’s Marathon I thought, “WHAT A COOL RACE! But there is no way I will ever run a half marathon. 13 miles??? That’s crazy.” Little did I know then, that 5 years later I would run my first full marathon at Nike SF, then do the half in 2012, the inaugural Nike DC half earlier this year and this past Sunday, I ran Nike SF for the 3rd year in a row, completing my 16th half marathon to date. Wow!!!

Since I did my last race recap all in video, I’m going to do this recap mostly in photos as I took 74 pictures in total during the race- that’s close to 6 photos per mile, people, whoa! That’s a a PR in race-photography for me, definitely! (I’ve promised myself that I am leaving the camera behind for my next half though as I should probably stop taking so many freaking pictures and maybe possibly try to focus on the actual RUNNING here at some point… well… maybe.)

Just like the years before, NWM SF is always kicked off with a trip to Union Square for the expotique the Friday before the race where I grabbed my bib and took a few choice photos, of course!

Entrance to the Expotique

Entrance to the Expotique

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Winners of the Nike SF Slots!

Thanks to Whole Foods Markets, I was pleased to giveaway 5 guaranteed slots to the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco this October. After validating approximately 300 entries this morning, I am happy to finally announce the lucky winners (RaffleCopter counted the entries and Random.org chose the winners)… drum roll, please:

  1. Roberta H.
  2. Joan L.
  3. Natalie A.
  4. Gabriela R.
  5. Eliza D.

Please email me at running4thereason@hotmail.com to claim your entry and get further information regarding your registration.

Congratulations to you all and I will see you there!!!

And if you didn’t get into the race for 2013, never fear- I will be setting up a Group I.D. again for the 2014 Nike SF lottery so there is hope for you yet!  Be sure to follow Running4theReason to stay in the loop!

Thank you again to Whole Foods for the opportunity, thanks to everyone for reading and participating, and most of all Happy Running to everyone!!!!

My Nike Training Plan

Photo credit: Nike

Photo credit: Nike

If you follow this blog and/or my Facebook page, you know that I created a group ID in order to enter the lottery to get into the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco this October. Thanks to the power of social media, approximately 300 happy readers/runners utilized the code and our entire group was selected!!!  WOO HOO!!!

This year is the 10th anniversary of the race and will be my 4th Nike run- I did the SF full in 2011, the SF half in 2012, ran Nike DC half earlier this year, and now am getting ramped and amped up for #4!  I’m wrapping my head around training for all those hills and getting my plan together for a successful 13.1 come October 20th.  Continue reading