There are many things to love about the Nike Women's Marathon - the female-positive message, the energy, and, of course, that Tiffany necklace - and the fact that it's raised over $134 million for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society since its inception makes it that much better. I had a blast at last year's race, my first half, so as soon as Nike invited me to run this year as part of their 10th annual celebration, I'd already slipped on my training shoes. With another NWM half under my belt, here's my second-timer's review of the Nike Women's Marathon, plus 11 tips to keep in mind if you're a first-time NWM runner.
First off, there's no denying it: the atmosphere is amazing. There's nothing like 25,000-plus women (and a few men) running the undulating streets of San Francisco, blowing past famous spots like the Embarcadero, Ghiradelli Square, and the Presidio. Even though I've lived in San Francisco for almost aRead More »from Snag Your Own Tiffany Necklace: Nike Women's Marathon Tips