Yes, my peak mileage this year in these last months dropped. I did hit some actual high miles way, way back base mileage. This year, I really felt I needed more recovery in the final stretch.
Actually, I think that's perfect. Peak out on volume when volume is the focus, which is during base phase. When the focus shifts toward quality, the volume comes down a bit. Make sure you're getting the recovery you need when you're working those intense workouts hard. If that's a sign of getting old, I must be prematurely old because that's what I've been doing for some time and I don't believe my age gives me justification for saying I'm getting old.