Met up with Eudair at 5:30 this morning. It is her week off so she had extra time to run so we did 9 miles. Ran from the Y out to the horse farm. I had dropped off some water 3 miles out so we stopped on the way out and the way back for water as well as a short break to stretch at 4.5 miles. First mile was about 8:40 then we picked it up with some 7:30's and three miles around 7:00 (7:10, 6:55, 6:59). Felt very good as if I could have gone farther. Weather was great at about 63 degrees, although very dark in some spots. Overall pace was 7:58 including three breaks.
At some points during the run had some mild shin pain which came and went so I'll have to keep an eye on that.
Last week I did 5 runs. I plan on doing 5 runs this week and then boosting that up to 6 runs in another week or two. This will give me a good base when I start my 18 week Chicago marathon training in the beginning of June.