Yesterday was my first run in 10 days. Without mincing words it sucked. I lost a bunch of fitness being sick. Plus I'm not 100% over it yet. Still have an annoying cough. Today though was 100000x better. Was actually able to cruise with a 7:13avg. Even dropped 2 miles under 7.
Instead of writing this week off I'm going to call it a transitional week. No long run just runs to get back in the swing. Then I'll make the next 3 weeks really hard. Lots of Fartlek & long tempo runs. I'll shoot for 3 maybe 4 key workouts per week. My average per mile pace has been steadily dropping. Hopefully after this month it will be around 7:10 for most runs.