Alright, I am into my second week doing the "Stepping Stones" cast and it is feeling good. I am in New Jersey in the US so the Hurricane made it hard to run with all of the fallen trees and general wreckage, but running the small clear distance on the running trail back and forth worked out. Finally a section of trail completely dried out and the branches were cleared to allow for a longer run.
So today I had mys best run ever averaging 11:50 miles rather than my usual 12:30 miles for the 2.5 miles I seem to be able to run in 30 min. The Stepping Stones cast is really good and I am starting to feel like it is time to try the other 5K+ casts.
The strange thing about today is that it was cold and I was getting pelted by snow flurries, yet I still had my best ever run. Apparently the running is not challenging enough so I am getting hurricanes and nor'easters to challenge me more.