When I woke up this afternoon my legs were really hurting. Swollen too, so naturally I decided to take another rest day. I even went back to bed. But after a few minutes lying there staring at the ceiling, I decided I just couldn't do it. I HAD TO RUN!
So, I went down to the treadmill and ran as slowly and gently as I could, for 5 miles. It actually didn't hurt very much at all. After that I did a good stretching routine, then another 5 miles on the stationary bike. My legs actually feel better now.
Up here in the Arctic they say it is easy to get dehydrated. I suspect that could be my problem, so I am making sure I drink lots of extra water. I drank an entire liter of water on my 5 mile 50 minute run. I hope I am back on track with my training now.