My running this week has been as follows:
Tue - 3.6 mi (run/walk)
Thu - 3.2 mi (easy run)
Fri - 1.5 mi (easy run)
Sat - 4.6 mi (easy run)
That's a total of 13.9 slow easy miles, way better than the zeros I've been logging most of the month. Best news is that I'm experiencing pain-free running for the first time all month. I'm feeling some tightness, but not pain. I'm being super cautious about easing back into it, not wanting to take any chances of pushing too far too fast.
In some ways this injury has been a blessing. I've always maintained that I run simply because I can. It's something that I was beginning to take for granted in my quest for more speed. But now I'm back to appreciating each and every pain-free step at any pace. Life is good.
I have one more experiment tomorrow. After that, I'll see what can be salvaged of the half-marathon training.
Have a good weekend folks!