Okay, so I'm in the early stages of training for the Philadelphia Marathon (November 21). Last week I did a short long run (11 miles). I'm still cross-training pretty heavily. This is partly out of habit, partly because I like the balanced workouts, and right now, largely because I seem to have some sort of a bruise or inflammation in my right heel/achilles. It has not stopped me from running, but it hurts a bunch at the beginning, and even more at the end of each run. I've been nursing it for about a month, and I keep hoping it will get better if I run every other day. So far it has stayed pretty consistent.
I last ran Thursday. I swam and spun Friday and Saturday, and had planned to run 13-15 today. But, it's raining; my running buddies are all out of commission; and I've got a lot of work to do before the beginning of the semester. So, I've decided that wisdom is the better part of valor and I ought to take a rest day.
I hate rest days . . .