I don't want to become a really slow runner, and in order to avoid this, some workouts need to be about speed. Sometimes I'll do a Cardio Coach (wonderful workouts!) to push my speed. Tonight I happened to be following two faster runners (they looked like high school girls, but it turns out they were mother and high school daughter -- lots to love about running!), so I started out fast, then hung with them for a couple of miles, then worked to stay fast. I ended up running 7 miles at an 8:21 pace, which is Speed Racer fast for me.
The plan for the rest of the week is maybe one slower mid-distance run, say 6 to 8 miles. Then on Thursday I'm running 22. And what will keep me going is that on Friday Tim and I are leaving for a weekend in Mendocino (belated anniversary getaway). We're staying at a beautiful vegetarian B&B on the ocean, and we're scheduled for massages in the forest, we're planning to rent a canoe or kayak or bikes (or maybe all 3) and we're just gonna enjoy a kid-free weekend --- aaaaaahhhhhh, bliss!