This is the 4th week in my training cycle, so it's devoted to low intensity, mostly skill based training sessions. I'm trying to allow the tendons and connective tissues time to heal before ramping back up for the regionals. Even though it's a difficult thing to convince yourself of, everyone needs regular breaks from training. Regardless of your short term goals, whether they be the upcoming summer months or a competition in a few weeks, it's important to remember that the mileage adds up over the long haul. Everything is a work in progress. Small breaks every so often will not keep you from attaining your short term goals, but they will prevent injury and debilitation over time. Don't neglect yourselves.