I had a pain in my calf/Achilles so I decided to play it safe and not run for a week. I hopped on the treadmill Sunday and prayed for the best. I was pumped when I was able to crank out three pain free miles. Back in business!!
Total mileage for week 8: 29.25
Tuesday: 6.25 miles
Wednesday: 7 miles
Friday: long run turned into rest day since it was raining and 33 out. They were calling for snow. To be honest, I have no problems at all running in snow. Actually, I love it. It's so calming. Rain and cold? Nope.
Saturday: 16 miles
I'm really excited about my pace for this run. Since I had taken the prior week off, I was afraid I'd lose my mojo. I just ran by feel the entire time. I let my legs guide me. I only stopped the watch at lights and not at every stop I had to make at side roads or parking lots. I'm really good about forgetting to restart my Garmin, and I wanted to see that 16 on there. I really wasn't too concerned with time, just the distance.
This was a scheduled run day, but I'm moving my days around a bit. I'm going to run on Mondays since I'm off work. I would have run Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I know my knees, and there's no wy they could handle that. My new run days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. I think this is going to work out better than my previous schedule.
I've officially gone past the halfway threshold as far as mileage is concerned. I'm not in the home stretch by any means, but it feels good to hit that milestone.