This week something finally shook loose in my body from the running – my ankles aren’t sore in the morning and my blood pressure finally appears to be responding. Weirdly, it dropped by 10-20 points over the weekend. I’m still puzzled by this. This week my target is about 23 miles, so next week is my first week at the hypothetical plateau. Although, I did realize that I could do three ten-mile runs a week and possibly compress my actual time budget way down over a few weeks of upping the run speed and easily meet the calorie target, so I may be thinking about increasing the plateau number. We’ll see.