Monday, April 28, 2014

Illinois (Half) Marathon

This past Saturday 26 April was the Illinois Marathon, and that day I ran my first official *half* marathon.

My time was 1:52:03 for 13.1 miles.  That works out to 8:33 per mile, or about 7.0 miles per hour.  I was expecting 1:57, and hoping for 1:55.

Overall     : 927/5648  top 16%
Gender      : 663/2264  top 29%
Age Group   : 54/218    top 25%

Had it been 9 days later (my birthday is coming up), I would have been 26th in my (older) age group.

Interestingly, the results page continues to change, even today.  On Saturday night I was listed in the overall at 948/5670.  I have moved up 21 positions since then, while the total has dropped by 22 runners.  The other placings have also changed a bit, including dropping from 50th to 54th in my age group.  And my time improved by a second between Saturday morning and Saturday evening.

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