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RE: Thanks Tinman
When you critque, look more closely at posts. I did not say one should not do higher mileage, in fact my statement suggests that middle ground should be avoided. I said, "So, you gotta fatigue your muscle fibers a bunch for the mileage bump to work." I suggested that functional fitness levels off at around 70-80 miles per week and going simply to 80-90 per week is likely to not be enough stimulus for improvement. Rather, bumping even higher than 90 is what is implied. In an earlier post, I said that bumping 20, even better yet 30 miles per week is what will produce results.
So, as it stands, I would rather a person adapt to 70-80 per week, then bump to 100-110 and try that amount of distance work. Then, if positive results occur at that level, insteady of going to 110-120 per week, try 130-140 per week. Elite runners who are efficient and strong may find this in line with their personal experience. The small bumps in training after 70-80 miles are not equivalent to small bumps, say from 40-50 or 50-60 per week. Make sense?
I hope we are on the same page and not attacking each other. Tinman
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