Well, for the past couple of weeks I have run very few miles, primarily because my achilles has been acting up. Yesterday I went to a massage therapist who specializes in sports medicine-type injuries and he gave my entire lower left leg a workout. He thinks that since my calves are so developed, what he calls “football player calves” that the rest of my lower leg is unable to catch up, and he also contributes it to overuse–too many miles. So, no running for at least a week, if not two. On Sunday I ran 5 miles, testing the injury, which I though was better. But I ran with a faster group of guys and while I ran what was for me a fast 5 miles (53 min.) I aggravated the achilles once more.
So, no running, only elliptical and stretching.
By the way, when I do get to run the new Brooks shoes are awesome.