So far so good. I feel good and only had a little leg weakness after doing 18 miles in three days which my legs are not used to. Here are the stats.
Monday - Should have been a rest day but I had to get my long run in that I missed Sunday. I counted them towards last weeks miles but it contributed to some tired legs come Wednesday night.
Tuesday - Three around the neighborhood with light snow falling. Kind of pretty actually.
Wednesday - Six that were supposed to be at marathon pace but fell far short of that. Actually the first three were OK and then my legs started to feel wobbly and I slowed down a lot. I didn't mind too much when I reminded myself of the previous two days' mileage.
Friday - Three around the neighborhood. I am really starting to get used to the running in the dark thing.
Sunday - Eleven down by the lake. This came in at an even 12:00 which is probably where my long runs should be right now. What made me happy though was the last mile I managed an 11:13 which means I still had gas in the tank and could have either gone further or faster. This is a good sign. When I stopped after the eleven my legs were mighty wobbly though.
Weekly Total: 23 miles
According to Hal, this week was actually supposed to be my step-back week but I had to swap weeks because of the upcoming Portland wedding vendor marathon extravaganza. My long run next week is only six miles and I get to run it down by the river in downtown Portland. Oh, and I am adding strength-training in this week. And another round of East Coast Swing classes.