Each season I take 2-3 weeks totally off and another 1-2 weeks very light with no more than 2 or 3, 30 min sessions running and biking. I feel this period is essential to year over year progress. As someone once said, “you need to get out of shape in order to get back in better shape.” When I start back up, I typically make more progress during the first 12 weeks than I do at any other point during the season. I think the length of the off period should be adjusted to match how demanding your season was and if you have any on going injuries to clear up. So, I’m looking forward to the next 2-3 weeks totally off before starting up for 2008!