Here's the deal.... you train all winter/spring for a goal race. You bitch and moan about the cold weather, about having to wear tights in April, etc... and then you go run your goal race and you come back and rest
Everyday I'm like... okay... tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow I'll be excited to run! and then tomorrow comes and I'm all... fuck this running stuff. Normally, it wouldn't be a big deal*, but I am deathly afraid of losing my base. So, yesterday, in an attempt to make this week ANOTHER easy week with multiple days off, I emailed my Sensei**.
How long does it take to lose your base after a race+recovery time+general lethargy time?
My Sensei assured me that if I take another easy week or two that it likely will have "an extremely small impact on your fall races."
** Yup, I have a Sensei and a Coach. Two different people to answer my dumb ass questions and guide me through my training. BOOM, Bitches!