Ok, it has been almost a week since I last ran. I had a tooth extraced and took some time off. Today, I ran 4 miles and was able to keep my pace at sub 12 minute miles. I feel greast knowing thatI can keep this pace. I have been doing research on dietary restrictions and types of derink to have before,during, and after the runs and I still have not decided on a certain brand or to continue to mix my own. I cannot wait to push up the mileage this week in preperation for the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run 10K on Feb. 26.