I took a recovery week just last week. Becuase of the event last weekend, I had ran a total of 47 miles in the 7 days previous, so I felt I deserved a rest. It's only 3 months since my knee operation, and even attempting the 27 mile Harden Hard'un was probably not advisable (though I did fine - see last weeks post).
I ran 10k on trails on Wednesday, at a steady pace. Then on Thursday I did do a speed session, but didn't have my GPs to measure the speed. I think it was similar to last week, so around 7:20 minute miles over 3 miles. After that I did an hour and a half in the gym; my usual strength and stability. I am continuing to try and build up the left-leg muscles by doing sets of exercices with that one leg (in addition to a set with both legs). My left knee does still hurt (behind) when I run. I have no idea how long this will continue. The scars on the front still hurt when I do a quad stretch, as the scar tissue has still not broken down.
On Saturday I did another 10k trail route. So, I feel quite well rested and looking forward to my training this week. I plan to do a couple more events in August (Well, at least one anyway), and then to do the LDWA Hills and Dales event in early September. After that I am doing the Rab Mountain Marathon at the end of September. I'm looking forward to this event, using it to practice for the OMM at the end of October. That said, there is no guarantee I'll get through the ballot for that event. I should know if I have made it through at the beginning of August.
Have a good week.