treadmill again in order to get my dear husband to join me in working out : D. Otherwise I would have run outside. Nice day. TM-- easy pace miles increased pace by 0.1 mph every 0.75 miles. It breaks the monotony. Started at 7.0 mph (8:34) so ended at 7.7 mph (7:47) at 6 miles. Okay-- back track three miles--- just before the three mile mark I got a raging bloody nose. Yup went to blow my nose on my sleeve and blood. And more blood. Just on my hands at the moment so I waited til I got to 3 miles (.25 miles away) and made the mad dash to the bathrrom for the clean up. Amazing none on my clothes or the floor!! Lots on my hands and in to the sink!! Came back out to finish up with a tissue stuffed in my nostril for three more miles. Took it out for my last two fast miles-- 6:53 for 0.75 miles, 6:49 for 0.75 miles and 6:44 for 0.25 miles and 6-6:31 pace for last 0.25 miles to make it 8 miles yet again. AS RACHELLE pointed out (I was well aware of the time frame however), I have two more regular running days until my CROSSTRAINING month is in full swing!! Thank you Rachelle for holding me to my word!! I will only be running 15-30 miles a week and lifting, spinning and stair climbing the rest (possibly some elliptical, hate that machine!!). GO ME!! AP 7:48.