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Two things to remember.....

1) The long run is not supposed to be a fast run. If you are slow on the long run that is fine. You are building endurance and stamina. The point is to do the miles.

2) I hope you have some hills where you are. Flying Pig is very hilly, and if you don't have hills to train on, it can become problematic.
-- Charlie

I'm a very slow runner, usually around a 12:20 mile. I know that seems laughable to many, but it's what I can do if I'm doing miles. <shrug> :) After I manage to build to running half marathon distances, I'll work on speed. My daughter ran her half in 10:30 as a beginner, that's beyond me at this point. My son-in-law now runs full marathons sub-6:30.... and all I can do is shake my head. LOL

Nope. No hills to speak of for me near my home in Michigan or North Carolina unless I drive for a while.

I was a walker for last year's Pig (half marathon again). There is one significant hill (around miles 5 1/2 to 8) and lesser hills near the beginning (including the first bridge). I think I can handle the lesser hills, but I suspect I'll have to walk the big one or risk burning out too much for the rest of the race. Going down that big one, I'll make up a little bit of time, but not a lot. :)

Maybe..... once I manage to run 13 miles, I'll start training on some hills. It seems like that's a good idea.

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