I Ran a Half Marathon

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    PHL(Philadelphia) Marathon 11/17/2013

    Yesterday was my first half marathon ever! I ran it in 3 hours, 39 minutes And 56 Seconds. I will never forget that last sprint coming around the corner to the finish line like a boss. It doesnt matter what the finish time is or being the first across the finish line. What does...
    kayjay61 kayjay61
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013

    School Days....

    Was a National level athlete when i was in school, some 5 yrs go, And thus' got the chance to run...Had never ran for such a long distance, unlike school races which were anywhere from 2 to 5 miles. This was a grand race with so many competitiors.But didnt make it though so i...
    simplydbest simplydbest
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Feb 18, 2011


    I have run the Green Bay Cellcom Marathon the last two years. Last year I got to run through the tunnel and around the track in Lambeau field. This year they had construction going on. They actually stopped the run after about 2 hours and forty minutes do to the heat. Luckly...
    miked4948 miked4948
    31-35, M
    Jun 15, 2012

    I ran and finished my only half marathon a

    number of years ago. I got a training schedule and stuck to it and was doing about 30 miles per week. I wanted to finish in under two hours and figured I would need to average a 9:10 minute mile for the entire race to do so. The only problem is that during my longer runs, I...
    Jamie7732 Jamie7732
    36-40, M
    Mar 14, 2015

    Who Would Have Thought!

    I was supposed to go with friends (the ones who had asked me to join in), but in the end, I ran alone. Not that much fun, but I'm happy to be able to say I did it!!
    marialas marialas
    36-40, F
    Jan 7, 2013

    It wasn't planned, I decided to do it a few

    hours before the end of work that day. Near the beginning I realised that my MP3 player had only enough charge for a few minutes. It was fine, but unexpected. I don't remember anything special from the first 10 kilometers but later I remember really hating the wind. I tried to...
    40tude 40tude
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 24, 2014

    I ran my first half marathon a few weeks ago

    and won 1st place in my category. Granted, not many females, let alone over 30 signed up to compete, but the competition was still there for the few that did. I accomplished a goal on my bucket-list; running a half marathon, next on the list... A full marathon.
    jkaoru jkaoru
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    3 Finishers

    I love looking at my medals.. 3 half, 2 12k, 2 10k My old injury no longer allows me to run as much as I like, so now I walk 4months to go until the next 1/2 finishers medal joins my collection. This may be my last.
    Sunshine0615 Sunshine0615
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2013

    Ran my first one today.

    All I can say is, f that! 16 miles length on all kinds of terrain. I didn't do any like legit NO TRAINING BEFORE HAND I was all IM YOUNG AND HEALTHY I DONT NEED TO TRAIN ALL I DID WAS PLAY THE COMPUTER 12 HOURS A DAY IN PREPARATION MOTHERFUKER I WAS OUT OF BREATH AND DEAD...
    Jamaxin Jamaxin
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2015


    I'll run a full one some day. It was the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Arizona, 2005. Good times, I'm glad I survived it.
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2008

    Illinois 1/2 Marathon

    This past Saturday (April 28, 2012) I ran in my first 1/2 marathon. It was absolutely amazing to accomplish it. I had been training for about three or four months to accomplish the run. I ran the 1/2 in 2 hours 35 minutes. I am going to try and run 3 more this year. I'm going to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 3, 2012

    I've run two lol. Once

    when I was 16, and once last summer lol. I used to be a pretty good runner, but that's just too much. My times were both pretty bad and I was in great shape lol. If you do that for fun, then you're crazy... but the kind of crazy that I respect ;P
    TastyJuicyCute TastyJuicyCute
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2014

    Nike Women's Half SF

    and DC! ❤️
    carlyistortious carlyistortious
    26-30, F
    Mar 20, 2014

    My Eventfull First Half Marathon

    I ran my first half marathon when I was 20. I ran Göteborgsvarvet or Gothenburg half marathon as it's also called. It's the worlds largest half marathon by numbers of participants. It's also in my hometown. All my siblings had ran it as well as my parents so i felt like I had to...
    NotAverageJoe NotAverageJoe
    22-25, M
    Jan 28, 2012

    I've run half marathon four times

    so far. I'm not running for medals but try to keep it fun. If running 21 km can be fun :) Every time I've managed to beat my own record so I've won someone. Looking forward to run my fifth next summer...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 27, 2014

    1 Hour, 53 Minutes

    13.1 miles (25 kilometers, I think). I never ran one before, however I have been running and jogging on my own for years. A friend of mine urged me to do this, so I signed up. This past Sunday, June 1st I ran my first half marathon. I enjoyed it. It was a good morning for a run...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Jun 3, 2008

    First Time. Half Marathon! Help?!!!!!!

    This is my first time to run a half marathon. San Diego June 3rd. Am so disappointed of my self. I started off rally good on my training, BUT I've been SO busy i haven't trained for a few weeks (at least a month). Now i feel really weak about myself, & have really low...
    becky510 becky510
    Apr 28, 2012
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