Marathons of all distances
Distance: 46.2 kms
Time: 5 hrs 15 mins 45 secs
Rate: 6' 50" per km
Weather: mostly sunny, temp range 10-21 degrees, humidity 99% down to 55%, wind calm
Week: 116.8 km, Feb: 207.05 km, Year: 663.1 km
Once upon a time, a marathon was an event run over 42.195 kms (or 26 miles 385 yards?)
These days a marathon can almost be anything. The local radio station for oldies calls playing a few songs for 30 minutes without an ad break a marathon.
Today we had the vet's annual sprint marathon, a special event for runners where no one runs 42 kms but the team as a whole cover the distance.
Then there is the traditional half marathon, the full distance marathon, anything longer than 42 kms is called an ultra marathon & a 50 km event is a " sprint ultra marathon".
I guess I ran a slow hilly marathon today, dodging the cars on the trails at the Arboretum as they toured the area at the once a month open day & attending the Discovery Garden.
I ran with Softshoe for the 1st couple of laps, then alone for the last 23 kms. A nice easy pace with plenty of chat about the upcoming 12 hour, who is running, and how it will go. Should be a great event with weather the limited factor as the event organisers seem to have covered all the bases.