Monday, July 2, 2007

Detroit Free Press Half Marathon!

I did it! I officially registered for the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon!

October 21, 2007, baby!

I was asked to estimate my finish time. (Maybe to determine where I will be starting in the pack?) How should I know? This is my first half-marathon. I'd like to run at 10:00 per mile, so for 13 miles that would be 130 minutes. 2 hours and 10 minutes. I padded that out with an extra 20 minutes just in case since I highly doubt I will be able to run the entire distance without a single walk break unless something spectacular happens to my endurance between now and October.

So there's another goal: to finish in 2 hours 30 minutes or better.

2 comments:

Megan said...

does this help?:
http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/4/4_1/96.shtml
also:
http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/rununiv/marathonpredictors.htm

The Wizland Family said...

Sarah:

I'm with you. This is my first half marathon and I'm excited. I'm looking to pace 10:00 miles. I've been training my butt off so I'm thinking it'll be great. Hills always kill me so this will be a great first half.