Yes, a break will lead to detraining—but that doesn’t justify skipping the time off.
Great read! And sometimes pauses are absolutely neccessary to gain endurance and strength again. Always depends on where you are standing and where you want to go, but losing "some" fitness should be no problem if you are consistent (e.g.) runner.
Aw man... I've been traveling and then sick for a month so I haven't been running. The research on losing my fitness scares me but at least I don't have any upcoming races. BUT this newsletter and is good reminder to give the body grace when recovering from illness and getting back at it (telling myself this!!) Thanks for sharing.
That marathon cheats article was nuts. Also, I'm now really excited for the Brittany Dawn episode of that podcast. Keep the content recommendations coming!