Race Recap: Nike Women’s Half Marathon 2012

NWM with Rachel

I’d almost forgotten about this race.  I signed up for the lottery on a whim and was shocked when I got the email that said I’d gotten into the race.  I’m training for CIM (the California International Marathon) in December, so my goal for this race was to use it as a training run.  I wanted to run 10:00 minute/mile (my marathon goal pace) for the whole race and end up at the finish line feeling like running another 13.1 miles was possible. I’d heard some horror stories about this race being incredibly crowded, and the expo did nothing to … Continue reading

Timed Mile PR!

2011 running goal

My first time attending the Berkeley Lululemon run club was back in March, right after the Oakland half marathon.  Only four of us ran that day, and we went up to the dirt track and did a timed mile.  My legs were still pretty trashed, and every step of that mile that I tried to sprint felt heavy and uncomfortable.  I finished in 9:42, which was far, far away from what I felt like a good mile time should be. When we got back to the store four miles later, we wrote down our 2011 running goals.  Coming off my … Continue reading