This is a late because I was traveling. Last week was pretty good. I started to get used to the training lode -- more on that later -- and I got in my quality runs. One choice: I skipped running one day instead of a 5-mile recovery run. After running 12.5 miles, then 11 miles, I felt spent. My flight to San Francisco was Friday afternoon, so an evening run was out of the question. My choice was to get up Friday morning for a recover run or rest. I chose rest, particularly after a tough 11 miles in the rain.