Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mission Inn "Half"

I had an interesting experience Sunday. I paced a new runner to his first half marathon. We had a great time and I was proud of him and I will blog more about that at length in an upcoming post.

However the race lacked something. It wasn't an actual half marathon. It only measured 12.3 miles. So we were .9 miles short through no fault of our own.

It was a frustrating thing to have happened.

Still I had a great time pacing a new runner and it was great seeing a lot of friends. And I will blog about this in more detail later but just had to get my "half" experience up.

For the record my time was 1:47 but it would have been closer to a 1:54 had it been an actual 13.1. Ah well.

3 comments:

Jim ... 50after40 said...

That's weird - it'll be interesting to hear how this race was marked. That's A LOT to be off. I really want to pace a new runner some day ... I think it would be an honor. Have a great week!

Morgan said...

It's better than it being legitimately long...

Glenn Jones said...

Are you sure it wasn't a Garmin glitch? That happened to me once when I set my 5K PR. I ended up going back to a Google map and measuring the route. Figured out that it was my Garmin and not the course....