I didn't exactly set out to take the last 2 weeks off from running, but it's turned out like that anyway.
Well, I did figure it would be OK to disappear from all of my running routes last week. After all, I ran a very hard and very successful marathon 2 Saturdays ago, and a week off was a wise choice and a worthy reward.
This week, however, well.... Time just wasn't as ample as it needed to be. (Ironically, my Running calendar has a little quote in the corner this month from John Bryant that says, "My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.")
I did get a little fiver in on the Thursday last week, and I went out for a gentle eight this past Wednesday, so I haven't been completely idle. But one run per week isn't quite up to my usual quota.
SO, I'm looking out at the makings of a pleasant weekend with plenty of time to get out, shake off the rust and get in two healthy runs. I figure I've got a couple of weeks to decide if I'm going to aim my summer running towards knocking out a fast 10K and Half-Marathon, or if I'm going to see about maintaining enough base mileage to take a crack at finishing - just finishing, mind you - my first 100-miler in August.
The nice thing is, after all the time away from it the last 14 days, I'm really looking forward to getting back out on the trails again!