Yesterday I completed my first half marathon, running in the Navy Air Force Half Marathon in Washington DC. While I was hoping to go under 2 hours, I am still really happy with the result. I finished in 2:01.30. My 10 mile time was 1:32.10, 3 minutes faster than my time in April's GW Parkway Classic and I negative split the second 5 miles of the race.
Photo by A. Jones. Me post-race. 20 Sept 2015.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Pre-race before the start line.
I now have some motivation for next year to try to go under 2 hours. Right now it is hard to imagine extending this race another 13.1 miles for a full marathon. The Navy Air Force Half has the extra benefit of supporting the Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) mission for the Navy and Air Force, so it is great that over 6000+ runners contributed to supporting our active duty personnel and their families.