So I took the last few days off - partially because I was sore, and partially because I was drunk, drinking, and/or some stage of hung-over when I should have been running.
But today I was back at it, (running not drinking), and I actually felt great. My calves have been crazy sore lately, but today I breezed through 5 pretty quick miles without a hitch. Then I drank.
The lesson here? Is it that proper rest is the best thing for a runner to get quality training without burning out, or that booze is the cure to all of life's problems? I think we all know what the answer to that is. Thank you booze.