Skating My First Marathon Distance

     Today I skated my first marathon distance — 126 laps on the Pettit National Ice Center Olympic Oval. That’s 50K (31 miles) plus one extra lap just to add an exclamation point.

     The U.S. Speedskating National Marathon distances are 25K and 50K. My daughter, who skated along with me, surpassed the 25K distance by skating 100 laps. It’s a fun distance that our club does to celebrate the end of the year, and it’s pretty excellent for an 11-year-old. She did it last year, too! Way to go, Antonia!

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