I love to run half-marathons.
Just to be clear, a half-marathon is 21 kilometers (13.1 miles) long. The full marathon is twice as much.
I really enjoy running in half-marathon races because it seems to be just the right distance to go without needing to eat anything.
I did my very first half-marathon in Panama with a time of 2:40 (2 hours and 30 minutes). It was pretty slow but the important thing is that I got it done.
I gradually improved as I was also losing weight and was able to do my fastest time a 3 or so years ago. I ran it in 1:40.
Since that time, I’ve gained some weight again and I am up to 2 hours again. I still have a lot of life in me and as I get to the big 4-0, I plan to beat my personal best.
I eventually want to break 1:30.
It’s entirely doable and it will happen! 🙂
I love to run half-marathons!