Half Marathon #3

This last weekend I was in Hong Kong to run another half marathon. This one hotter, more humid and hillier.

I have to thank my friend Abs who provided me with a couch and a place to stretch and a bunch (literally) of mini-bananas and dates and dessert and Malaysian food. She’s the best!

Here’s my pre-race packing: Miler shirt, Tempo Shorts, Two gels, Elite Support Socks, Vomero 7s. I think after running this race, I am Pegasus guy – the Vomeros are nice for training shoes, but anything over 10km and I think I need something firmer.

Hong Kong Marathon

Ran into Carmen from Nike Guangzhou randomly in Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong Marathon

Running Conditions. Note that the HK Marathon was much better organized than the Shanghai – not that that’s a surprise to anyone. But the posted running conditions, the abundance of water and water stations, the separation of running times and groups, post race finishing – it was all super well done.

Hong Kong Marathon

Starting Line – Tsimshatsui

Hong Kong Marathon

Hong Kong Marathon

Heading towards the Western Harbour Tunnel

Hong Kong Marathon

Hong Kong Marathon

Inside the Western Harbour Tunnel

Hong Kong Marathon

And then the finish!

Hong Kong Marathon

And here’s my Nike+ map

Hong Kong Marathon

I didn’t finish with a particularly good time – a gimpy hamstring saw to that where I had to limp about 1.5km – but I had a lot of fun and the HK Marathon organizers have their act together. Look forward to running it next year!

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