Saturday and Sunday are typically off days as it just makes sense to time it that way so the DePersis family can enjoy the weekend. It's always a nice treat to get back out on Monday after a little time off. The legs are fresh again, I feel good to go, and there's always a little extra bounce in the step.
Today was no different. I ran a solid 7 miles at about 8:20/mile pace in anticipation of 13-15 miles tomorrow at about the same pace or slightly slower. I am 6 weeks away from the marathon today and I need to squeeze in 2-3 significant long runs to get the time on my feet again. I can feel my fitness returning and coupled with some gaining mileage, I should be in good shape.