Hi Marty - I also recommend getting yourself a good running book. I like the P&D marathon book. The extended name of which I cannot recall.. it's on my Kindle.. somewhere..
My 10k was terrible on the weekend. Sister beat me and I recorded my slowest 10k race in years. Meh. I'm putting it down to changes in diet, lack of quality training this year and over-training since term started. Oh and turning 30 All the reasons.. But anyhow, I'm thinking of taking off two weeks when term ends as a full, let the body rest type of thing. Anyone done this before? The idea would be to rest up ready to tackle the Ironman plan that begins after Christmas! I just can't remember the last time I took two weeks off, not because I was sick and not because I was too busy, but just to rest. I don't think I have done it ever actually..