I got 4 in today and 4 yesterday. The run went pretty well and my time is starting to come down after putting in more miles. I was getting a little worried that the big 60 dropoff was hitting, not that I was ever that fast. Was hitting some sub ten minute miles and at a reasonable, sustainable HR. It would be great to do the upcoming half in sub 10's, with a stretch to do 9:08's like I did a couple years back.
Starting to do a tiny bit of speed work, as it does seem to benefit my pace. The cool to cold weather suits my running just fine.
Nice run yesterday Ray. You must be pass the bee sting.
Rich, I do think your plan of backing off a little to recover from a lot of hard training makes sense. I think the elite runners do something similar.