I needed that.  More than I ever thought possible, I needed an easy week.

After 3 weeks of 50+ miles, I finished this past week with “only” 28.  I haven’t run that little in about 3 months, and my legs have never felt so good.

I ran 5 miles this morning (in beautiful 58 degree fall-like weather) and I felt fantastic.  My legs were loose.  My right shoulder was pain-free and was breathing was deep and relaxed.  If this is how my taper will feel, I’m in for a good time on October 29.