Great week for training!
So far I am on plan. I had two great strength training sessions and ran all my miles. Only modifications: Missed the Wed Tempo run so I ran it on Friday (which was scheduled to be a rest day). My Thursday run included a couple of laps around a small lake near work - through the grass. I wanted to see if that run was feasible to use as a good ankle strengthening exercise. My conclusion was that it probably was, but I pushed my hamstring a bit. When I did the tempo run on Friday - the hamstring hurt more - so instead of 60 min of cross training, I took a rest day on Saturday.
For today's long run of 5 miles, I went out really easy with a nice short stride - felt really great with my heart rate staying nice and low around 150 bpm for much of the run. On the second half I picked up the pace a bit, finishing the 5.12 mile course in 57:39 min - an 11:15 min/mi pace and run as a negative split (first half was 29:30). Oh, and no walking breaks! It was, by far, the best run I have had in some time! I kept it relaxed, so the hamstring only caused a few slight twinges but nothing really bad.
On to week 2....