A really fast cyclist that I know once said that they took breaks in the winter to keep from "burning out." I have been forced off the bike by an injury. Are there benefits to taking breaks of certain periods? I've noticed that my metabolism (and appetite) has quickly shrunk over the past two weeks, and that I am able to sit and stare at the computer (at work) without feeling quite so ancy all of the time.
While this really aint the time to be taking a break, tell me about how this fits into people's plans.