I took a full five days rest this past week after a brisk eleven miles last Sunday. Part of that was due to the legs needing a little recovery. The eleven was pretty much a tempo run by my standards and so the longest tempo run I've ever done. Then work was bearing down on me with the Finns crawling all over the place and soaking up my time and energy. Finally Friday came and I hitched up the camper and we went down to our favorite campground outside of Charleston. I finally ran a couple miles Saturday and then four on Sunday on the trails around the campground. Tonight I ran five while Marina did soccer practice.
I'm calling this my reverse taper. I've got a Pikemi (what some call a half marathon) coming up soon so I'll call this five day rest my taper and just run my ass off until race day. I can't see any good reason it shouldn't work.