It worked. I got the mileage done, I did the prescribed rest. What difference does one day make? I decided to make it a permanent shift, at least while I'm not working. I'll do my long runs on Fridays, then have my entire weekend free. Going on vacation with a 14-mile run on the agenda just isn't the same, but this way I'll have my monster run done before Bill gets off work.
I was zonked today since I hadn't slept well in the hotels, but I knew the run had to happen and I didn't want to shower multiple times, so I did it on the early side. It was super humid, which turned into light rain the last mile or so. The run gave me energy, as I knew it would. Getting started is always the hardest part.