I am glad to announce I got my run in today. The first 6 miles was about what I expected. Wanting to quit from time to time. Thinking ok if I get in 6 then I will do what I did last week. I wanted to do better. So, I went on to 8 miles. However, at mile 6 my muscles did what they did last week at mile 4 - tightened up. The last 2 miles was hard but I kept thinking if I don't do it next week will not be any easier.
8 miles - avg pace 14:24 - avg speed 4.2