Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon

Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon race bib

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.