I've been training regularly for close to two years now. My program has become very focused the last 6-8 months. I do regular deloads, but that really just means I take about 4 days completely off. The last deload seemed insufficient, and I'm going on vacation anyways, so I have a planned 8 day trip with no training whatsoever coming up. This will be the longest I've gone without training in two years, so I'm not sure what to expect.
So my questions:
1) Should I really plan on doing NOTHING physically exerting during those 8 days? I mean I'll be in the water and goofing off, but nothing more than that? Or would I be better off taking a day to pound out some pushups/situps/pullups and/or maybe run a few miles?
2) Either way, when I do return to training (because of my split, it will be 10/11 days off between specific training days) do I jump right back into it, or start back a little lighter?