I'm very glad I did for 2 reasons. First, I absolutely KNOW that you should NOT increase mileage from 6.3 miles on your long run one week to 9+ miles the following week. Second, I felt that I needed to ice my knee TWICE today (once immediately after and once several hours later).
So, fate dealt me a nice hand today. I'm not sure how I will get my miles in next week. I plan on running at work only twice this week and also my normal run Tuesday nights to/from my daughter's softball game, and Saturday we are off to Orlando (Joe has a baseball tournament there, so I'll take the kids to the Ice! experience), and Sunday is my Women's Running 5k. But, maybe the unintentional taper will be helpful for Sunday's run...I really think I can go under 30 minutes...at least that is my goal!
Maybe I'll try to run Friday night (while Joe and the kids are off at a football game)...time will tell. Hopefully I can get in at least 5 miles. Wow....did you hear that? "At Least" ....those words came from me! Who is this girl that I've become!?!?!?! :)