Congrats to all you who have joined the thread.
Update from cut back week:
Today was my first long run since Christmas Eve. I usually run with the Nike+ running app (pretty nice to have for $1.99) I usually set it up to keep me updated every .5 mile with time, pace, distance. This time I had it update me every 15min with just distance. Somewhere in the back of my mind I figured if I knew my pace I would push too hard, plus it gave me the opportunity to work on my math skills when I got bored.
The first 4.5 miles flew byÖ I was running a10 min. pace without even thinking about it. At the turnaround I did a few knee-highs to stretch (less then 30 sec) and continued back down the path. I could feel my left arch starting to rub and blister, that wasnít going to stop me though. At around 7 miles I noticed that the dog walkers where looking at me funny (picture of reason why below) Before I knew it 10 miles was up.
Distance: 10 miles
Avg. Pace: 10:27
Temp: 18 degrees snow falling, some icy/snow build up on path
I didnít feel much faster from my cut back week but I did feel rested and had more endurance to finish strong, last mile was a 9:15 pace.