Coming off the 10 miles on the hills and pavement from yesterday, I decided to keep it flat and softer. I ran on grass and stayed relatively flat. My 5 miles were at a comfortable pace of around 8:20/mile, until the end. I decided to push the final half mile to see what I could do on the leg and after running 4.5 miles already. I was pleasantly surprised to finish and see that my split for the end half mile was 3:08, good for a 6:16/mile pace. The speed didn't kill my leg and it being in the 21st mile of my short week so far, I will take it.
I am trying to build a strong week again, but seriously considering a day off tomorrow. It's not because I am hurt or anything, but I am trying to objectively be smart about my training. I think I need to be extra cautious with the leg issues I am carrying right now. Stay tuned.