I wasn't too concerned with mileage or speed this week. I don't think I was completely recovered from the 5k when I ran the half marathon last weekend, and then I was a bit stiff and sore after the half marathon. I did a short jog on Monday to try to work out some stiffness and see how I felt. I developed shin splints at some point during the jog, so I took Tuesday off. Stretched extra well before my run on Wednesday and thankfully the shin splints were gone. Thursday was a long jog on the River Trail with Jim & Birch. I took off on my own for the last 3/4 mile to alternate sprinting and jogging. The dirt/gravel was pretty loose from a downpour that passed an hour or so before we ran, so the sprints were extra challenging (the harder I pushed off the ground, the further backwards my feet would slide). Friday rolled around and I just really didn't feel like going for a run. It was one of those days where I couldn't tell if my body was telling me it needed a rest, or if I was just being lazy, but I took the day off just in case I really did need it. And because I was being lazy. Saturday and Sunday were long-ish slow jogs. Both days I felt like I could have kept going for quite a bit longer, but I'm trying not to overdo it before the 15 miler next weekend.