What If I Have to Take a Break from Training due to injury or illness?
As i have a cold/flu coming along i have decided to skip training today as i want to be fully rested for my race next weekend. I found this article on about.com
What If I Have to Take a Break from Running?
By Christine Luff, About.com Guide
Updated February 15, 2012
Answer: Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Sometimes an illness, an injury, or a hectic schedule prevents us from sticking to our running schedule. Here’s how you can handle a break in your training.
If you’ve been away from running for less than a week:
It’s possible to take up to a week off without losing any ground. In fact, a few days of rest may even improve your performance, especially if you’ve been feeling exhausted and sore. But after a week of not training, you’ll quickly start to lose your fitness — a lot faster than it took you to build it up.