Ramping it up this week:
4 miles of HIIT, with highest speed of 12.3 mph. I usually do 3 days of running, 3 days of weights.
Its been about a year since I started to take running slowly.
Quick recap of my running year: I initially did 3-4 days/week of long distance running (started at 2 mi, went up to about 10 mi). After taking a break and slacking off terribly for a few weeks, I was back at it again in January, but this time doing mostly HIIT. I would do HIIT 3-4 times a week, but would feel weird if I didn't have a long run in there. I also started doing weights on alternate days, so it compounded my tiredness and made me less motivated to go for long runs. Summer brought a mixture of long distance and HIIT, with going around downtown Richmond at 11pm for long runs being the highlight. Now, I am back to doing mostly HIIT, but I am thinking about starting up long runs again.