I only ran three times rather than four this week (8 miles on Tuesday, 6 miles on Wednesday, 16 miles on Saturday), and it's a beautiful day for a run, but I have regretfully concluded that the recovery time will be more valuable than a lovely five-mile run, arghhhhh!
I will swim later instead - it was reading Misty's advice to take two days off from running after the long run that reminded me I should be more cautious and less inflexible vis-a-vis the schedule and notions of total weekly mileage! I will swim later instead, and I will wait to run again till Tuesday.
Week 12 total: 30 miles
I am finding myself very hungry for more miles - I think that I must take the long view, I would like to keep my mileage in the region of 25-30 on a permanent basis (8 easy/flat, 6 hard/hilly, 4 easy, 12 long - or another approach is to build up frequency first, and try a five-day schedule in which two of the runs are only 3-4 miles), if I do that for the next 8-10 months then I could do a significantly higher-mileage fall marathon training program next year without a big risk of injury. Anyway, I should just wait and see - but certainly I am feeling the opposite of burned-out on running, I wish I could be having a lot more of it, however common sense recommends parsimony!