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20

Oct

My #mancrushmonday? The firemen at the @nikewomen’s half SF finish! Thanks for all you do, guys! Still riding a high from yesterday’s race! #werunsf #nwmsf @nikerunning #halfmarathon #runninginspiration #runspiration #whyirun #seenonmyrun #mcm #firefighters #firemen #firstresponders #SFFD #heroes #handsome

My #mancrushmonday? The firemen at the @nikewomen’s half SF finish! Thanks for all you do, guys! Still riding a high from yesterday’s race! #werunsf #nwmsf @nikerunning #halfmarathon #runninginspiration #runspiration #whyirun #seenonmyrun #mcm #firefighters #firemen #firstresponders #SFFD #heroes #handsome

19

Oct

I ran SF! GORGEOUS course, AMAZING race, TIFFANY necklace! Thank you @nikewomen for one of my favorite races ever!! Ran my goal marathon pace for #PhillyMarathon in November, then tacked on 3 miles back to my hotel
#werunsf #nwmsf #runnerds #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #halfmarathon #marathontraining #runninginspiration #runspiration #racebling

I ran SF! GORGEOUS course, AMAZING race, TIFFANY necklace! Thank you @nikewomen for one of my favorite races ever!! Ran my goal marathon pace for #PhillyMarathon in November, then tacked on 3 miles back to my hotel
#werunsf #nwmsf #runnerds #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #halfmarathon #marathontraining #runninginspiration #runspiration #racebling

18

Oct

My #flatrunner is ready to go! For the first time ever, I’m wearing the race shirt…during the race! Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco, here I come! Good luck to everyone running and racing tomorrow, everywhere!

My #flatrunner is ready to go! For the first time ever, I’m wearing the race shirt…during the race! Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco, here I come! Good luck to everyone running and racing tomorrow, everywhere!

Signing the expo wall, billboards around town, ready to run! #werunsf @nikewomen Watching the course video at the expo got me pumped! #halfmarathon #marathontraining #womenrun @nikerunning #races

Signing the expo wall, billboards around town, ready to run! #werunsf @nikewomen Watching the course video at the expo got me pumped! #halfmarathon #marathontraining #womenrun @nikerunning #races

On Track w/Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco

On Track w/Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco #werunsf #blogiversary

On Track With Nike Women's Half Marathon San Francisco

Training with Nike at Icahn Stadium (Nike)

Today is my five-year blogiversary! And I’m celebrating the best way I know how: going for a run. On Sunday, October 19 I’m running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Franciscoas part of a Nike media group. When I cross the finish line and earn my Tiffany & Co. necklace, it will be a reminder of just how far I’ve come since I launched “Run, Karla, Run!”…

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07

Oct

The Best Running Shoes? A Guide To 10 Neutral Pairs

The Best Running Shoes? A Rundown of 10 Pairs #runningshoes #runchat #marathon

The Best Running Shoes? A Rundown

New Balance Fresh Foam Trail shoes in action at Machu Picchu in Peru. (Phil Hospod)

One of the most common questions people ask me is: “What are the best running shoes?” Variations include: “What running shoes do you wear?” “What’s your favorite brand of running shoes?” and “Who makes the best running shoes?”

My answer is always the same. There is no one best kind, or pair, or brand of running…

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30

Sep

Marathon Training Derailed? Get Right Back on Track

Marathon Training Derailed? Get Right Back on Track #marathontraining #runnerds

Running past Inca ruins in Peru! From: Marathon Training Derailed? Get Right Back On Track

Running in Cusco, Peru (RunKarlaRun.com)

Time for my monthly marathon training update! When I last wrote about training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco on October 19 and GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon on November 23, my “train” was eerily on track. I wrote:

I feel like pulling a Harold Zidler from Moulin Rouge! and screaming, ‘Everything’s going so well!’ But I know that training…

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24

Sep

60 min run on the beach in Panama. Doesn’t get any better than this! I passed exactly 3 people the entire time. Had it all to myself! #RUNootd: @OakleyWomen shades, shorts & bra.
#Panama #Pacific #Ocean #seenonmyrun #beach #beachrun #barefootrun #running #runners #runnerd #runnerds #marathontraining #halfmarathontraining #awesome #happy @JWMarriottPanama @JWMarriott #CentralAmerica #lovetorun  (at JW Marriott Panama)

60 min run on the beach in Panama. Doesn’t get any better than this! I passed exactly 3 people the entire time. Had it all to myself! #RUNootd: @OakleyWomen shades, shorts & bra.
#Panama #Pacific #Ocean #seenonmyrun #beach #beachrun #barefootrun #running #runners #runnerd #runnerds #marathontraining #halfmarathontraining #awesome #happy @JWMarriottPanama @JWMarriott #CentralAmerica #lovetorun (at JW Marriott Panama)

22

Sep

45-min evening shake out run in #PanamaCity along the Cinta Costera, nearly 5K of parkland on the waterfront. Hot and steamy, but loving #Panama! #RUNootd: @NikeRunning tank & shoes, @c3fit_USA compression tights. @RWZelle @RunnersWorld #seenonmyrun #running #runcation #runnerd #runners #easyrun #racecation #CentralAmerica #runtheworld #marathontraining #travel #wanderlust #tourist #happy #awesome #dusk

45-min evening shake out run in #PanamaCity along the Cinta Costera, nearly 5K of parkland on the waterfront. Hot and steamy, but loving #Panama! #RUNootd: @NikeRunning tank & shoes, @c3fit_USA compression tights. @RWZelle @RunnersWorld #seenonmyrun #running #runcation #runnerd #runners #easyrun #racecation #CentralAmerica #runtheworld #marathontraining #travel #wanderlust #tourist #happy #awesome #dusk

20

Sep

Ready to run the Maraton RPP Scotiabank in Lima, Peru! My #RUNootd: Making like all the international runners @NYCMarathon & wearing my national colors! Stars & Stripes, baby, w/@RunningSkirts compression socks & @asics compression sleeves + @NikeRunning shoes & shorts, @newbalance tank, @oakleywomen shades & @sparklysoulinc headband.
#flatrunner @runnersworldmag @rwzelle @newyorkroadrunners #USA #runnerd #Lima #Peru #PeruRunning #Nike #runcation #racecation #halfmarathon #running #runningshoes #starsandstripes #21K #runchat #travel #SundayRunday

Ready to run the Maraton RPP Scotiabank in Lima, Peru! My #RUNootd: Making like all the international runners @NYCMarathon & wearing my national colors! Stars & Stripes, baby, w/@RunningSkirts compression socks & @asics compression sleeves + @NikeRunning shoes & shorts, @newbalance tank, @oakleywomen shades & @sparklysoulinc headband.
#flatrunner @runnersworldmag @rwzelle @newyorkroadrunners #USA #runnerd #Lima #Peru #PeruRunning #Nike #runcation #racecation #halfmarathon #running #runningshoes #starsandstripes #21K #runchat #travel #SundayRunday