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Hey guys, the good news is that I accomplished my first long run. 3.4 mi doing a run 3,walk 1 scenario. I felt great at the end, like I coulda kept going, but I noticed my pace went from 12:45 to 14:16. Is this normal for the long run? Kimmer
I wouldn't worry about it. SurfNrun had the same issues when he stretched his runs out but was still happy about it. I think Wingz slows the pace to get more distance too. You should be hitting your stride by summer 08!
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Don't worry at all about pace. Just work on slowly increasing distance. Pace will improve naturally as your endurance and fitness grows. Trying to push the pace when you are just starting out often leads to injury.
2014 Goals: First Marathon - BQ2016 <3:40 (3:25:18) - 1/2M <1:45 - 5K <22:00
2014 Marathons: 05/04 Flying Pig (3:49:02) - 09/20 Air Force (BQ 3:25:18) - 11/01 Indianapolis Monumental