Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Washington DC Sunday, September 14, 2014 On Sunday, September 14, 2014 I race walked the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon in Washington DC. The temperature varied from 58 to 70 degrees with mostly sunny skies and little wind. There were six water stations with Gatorade also available at stations 2, 4, and 6. The stations were manned by plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to take care of the needs of the approximately 400 participants. The stations were located approximately every two miles. The course was on paved roadways that were completely closed to traffic and there was no cross traffic as the course mainly went along the water and up and back a road along a creek which consisted of a gradual up, then downhill. There were many spectators throughout the route. The race started and finished near the Washington Monument, pasted the Lincoln Memorial three times, near the Jefferson Memorial once, and over and back across the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery. The race was very well organized and I enjoyed myself tremendously. This event marked my 270 total marathons (135) and half marathons (135). I have now completed 57 half marathons in 30 different states plus DC since having my left knee replaced on 2/20/2012.