You are reporting the following post to the moderators for review and possible removal from the forum

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

Hit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.

If you feel this is urgent or want a reply, email us at [email protected] about the post and please include a link to the thread the post is on and what page number/post on that page it is.