How long is the 1/2 Marathon

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by jxgallan, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. jxgallan

    jxgallan Earning My Ears

    May 31, 2000
    I have been reading the threads about the marathon and I am really getting motivated to join - I love to walk - but...

    how long is the half-marathon??

    Juanita from PEI Canada :cheer2:
  2. Lisa loves Pooh

    Lisa loves Pooh DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2004
    Half-Marathon is 13.1 miles (~21K)
    Full-Marathon is 26.2 miles (~42K)
  3. KimRaye

    KimRaye DIS Oldtimer and Threadkiller

    Apr 29, 2001
    Holy, Moly, Oly! That answers a question I had on another thread! Thanks!

    Congrats to those who have DONE a 1/2 or Full Marathon! WOW!!!! :earseek: :worship:
  4. DoeWDW

    DoeWDW I've been a bit naughty since you've been away

    Mar 13, 2002
    Actually walking the half marathon distance isn't too bad, if you take your time and stroll. You'd be surprised how many miles you walk during a trip to the mall, etc.

    The part that was tough for me was the time limitations. For the WDW 1/2, I trained for a consistent 15 minute mile (4 miles per hour) pace. That is a VERY brisk pace indeed and hard to keep up for 3 hours 15 minutes solid.

    Yes, it is an ambitious goal to walk a half marathon, but you just can't beat the feeling at the end! Plus, I signed up so I'd be motivated to exercise and knowing the race was coming up really kept me motivated to get out there and walk.

    You'll surprise yourself with how much you truly can accomplish! :sunny:

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