Monday: 4 miles @ 10:13 pace
Tuesday: 5.4 miles including 30 minutes (3.3 miles) @ 8:59 pace; Okay, this felt ridonkulously hard today compared to my Sunday run. Might have been the direct sunlight and possibly a little bit the footing (started off on trails then went to asphalt). Was averaging a 9:11 for the first 2 miles before switching to asphalt and making it my goal to bring the avg. pace down to below 9:00. My goal was an 8:50 pace. If this is what goal pace feels like I'll be lucky to hold it for a 10K much less a half marathon. But at least I kept running!
Thursday: 12 miles including 5 miles @ 9:16; This was supposed to be an 11 miler, but due to the failure of the 14 miler last week decided to bump up the mileage a teensy bit. Was really dragging the first 6 "easy" miles before the pick-up and am pretty surprised I was able to hold a 9:16 pace.
Friday: 3 miles @ 10:19 pace
I lightly twisted my ankle about a week ago. I twisted the same ankle again this Thursday. Two light twists = one moderately bad twist. I am one light twist away from a bum ankle. I always only misstep with left foot which I think is odd. Clumsy left foot. Once I get to "moderate twist" stages it takes about 4 weeks before I am able to just easily shake off a bad step. Hopefully nothing else happens the next month. I'll have to be a little more coordinated and vigilant (twist one happened while I turned my head to look for cars to cross a street, twist two was some sort of acorn thing on the sidewalk).
My energy level has been a little down the latter half of this week. Hopefully that picks up next week since it is peak week in my little half marathon training plan.