It really sucks going slowly. I've been feeling great since the marathon and really trying to stay within myself. Prior to the marathon I was running once a week due to injury and since the marathon am slowly building back up to running 5 days a week. The goal remains to stay injury free which means I have to be intentional in my build up. I know how to do it and to do it right I MUST go slow. Today was the prime example, feeling great we got ready for the run. How far?? 7? 5? No, I sat down at my log and looked what we had been doing. We ran 17.5 last week and were already at 18 for this week, meaning any more than 3 miles would be stretching it. It was a fine 3 miles, but I could have gone longer. I know that within a few weeks I'll be where I want to be, but patience is not one of my strengths. Just 5 or 6 more weeks of slow increases and then I'll be able to play with a nice base of mileage for a while. The bright side is that we killed the 3 miles and really made them count!!