I am really enjoying the mild seasonal weather.   Running in shorts in December in the Midwest is awesome. 

Been working on some strength exercises on hard running days.  My muscles started to relax this week. I took two extra days off from week one.  Over did some basketball coaching and was wiped out.  Much better week.  Quads are sore on todays recovery run from hill runs yesterday.   Checked my mileage and I am up to 22 so far this week.  Will see what the end of Phase I week 2 brings.   I am finding out that I have poor lower back strength.   Interestingly it manifests in ankle pain.  Must be a IT band issue.  Works itself out during running..... on foot in front of the other.  

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