I've been training for my November 9th AOSB pretty well. I usually run 3 days a week and weight lift the other 3 - with a day for rest. Of the three runs, two are 1.5 miles (partly due to being before I leave the house) and Sunday's is 3 or occassionally 4.5 miles. The weight lifting is a split set routine, which has produced pretty decent strength gains since summer. On Sunday I went to my first lesson at a new Thai Boxing club in town. I've trained on/off for 4-5 years, but have had a break since leaving university in May. When I went for my 1.5 mile run yesterday (Tuesday) it took me around a minute longer than my more recent time due to aching, stiff legs - particularly my groin. I can directly attribute this to our stetching session. It feels ok, but would definitely hamper performance if I did it again. Bearing in mind progress has been made over the past few months in all areas - and I have been pretty commited to my timetable, is now the time to take a break? I was planning to do one last chest/triceps/situps sessions tonight and leave weights until after my briefing in 6 days. I can't think I would see any strength improvements with an extra workout before my briefing and would be better to sleep and eat well. Not sure when to do my last run or two and how far - but I seem to get better times after 3-4 days rest. I am less sure/knowledgable on the short-term effects of squeezing more running in though - could I reasonably expect any CV gains this close, or converersely a dropoff by resting? I'm no expert, so any advice on how to maximise performance next week would be appreciated! Thanks, Alex PS. Written on my phone, so lay off typo bashing!