After three solid heavy weeks of training, I thought it would be prudent to take a cut back or recovery week. There are some signs too. One hip is feeling a bit tight and I'm having slight foot tightness on that side too. The problem with cut back weeks is that the reduction of running makes me feel stiff. It's always a problem enough that i know i still have to run (reduced amounts) AND make sure i get in some easy yoga and use various things to help loosen tight muscles. It amazes me that it is harder to NOT run than it is to run.