I took a rest day today. It was so beautiful out that it was hard not to run. But I'm increasing my mileage, and I'm trying to do it without injury this time. So far I've run 12 miles this week. If I can get 4 in tomorrow it will make 16 for the week. My legs are still a little sore, and I don't plan to push it tomorrow. If I do 4 then fine, if I do less then fine. I just want to run. Technically I've already run farther this week than previous weeks.
My next race is next weekend. I don't know why I am so nervous about these 5Ks. I think it's because I'm not sure yet if I'll be able to continue running. In the back of my mind, I keep hearing this might be my last one for awhile. I'm going to try to shake that out of my head though and just enjoy it. It will probably be the same course as my last race. But since I just ran the course a couple of weeks ago, at least I will know what to expect.
I plan to run tomorrow. Swim on Monday. Run on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rest on Thursday. And run 1 Mile on Friday. Usually I take 2-3 days off before a race, and I think for me that is too much. I know everyone has to do what is right for them. But most of what I read was that people take the day two days prior to the race as a rest day. And then some will take the day before while others will run an easy short run with some speed bursts. (The latter is what I plan to do). I'm not sure if it will really make any difference, but none the less, it's my plan for the moment.