I completed the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon. It is my first 13.1 mile marathon and the longest. My goal was to completed the race. I was proud to find that I completed the course near the average time of all runners. My official time is 2:22:29. That placed me 3435 out of 5682 finishers with an average pace of 10:53 per mile, or 5.5 mph. The average time of all racers is 2:19:03; the fastest time is 1:13:53.
I have a new found respect for people who complete full 26.2 marathons. We’ll see how it goes in October as I’m registered for the full Marine Corps Marathon in DC.