Re: Cut back weeks

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Ryan
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ferris wrote:
Guest wrote:
20 and 30 mile weeks are cut back weeks. Get up to 50-60 and then cut back to 30-40. I’d say 60-70% of total mileage. It’s not necessary this early in the game.

cut back weeks are RELATIVE to the mileage one has been running. just because he isnt up to that level yet, doest mean he doesnt deserve or need a cutback week.

Ferris, good point. I could just as easily tell Guest that 50-60 mile weeks are cutback weeks. When I’m rolling, 80-90 mile weeks are cutback weeks. Does that mean I don’t think you should be running cutback weeks until you’re above that level? Of course not. I think that means, if you choose to run 120-140 miles per week, 80-90 may be a sufficient cutback week, just as 30-40 may be a sufficient cutback week for a 50-60 mpw runner and 20 may be a sufficient cutback week for a 30 mpw runner. It’s all relative to your current fitness/training level.

Maybe some people don’t need cutback weeks when running 30 mpw. I don’t need cutback weeks when running 50 mpw but I don’t tell others to not bother with cutback weeks when they are running that level because I understand that they may need those cutback weeks.