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Interesting. I sorta vaguely recall this, in addition to the common experience of marked improvement around 20 days. For me, I’m looking for a balance between endurance and strength training that favors endurance a little bit more. I don’t want the strength work to interfere with aerobic function as per Maffetone, so Easy Strength is the call. Four days per week seems ideal for allowing enough time to get everything in, and the 50 sessions is because I want to spend 3 mos. at it, Sep. Oct. and Nov. before changing programs for the winter. A plateau is fine, I call that maintenance. I’m curious to see what happens, I’ve never done ES for so long. Someday I would also like to try alternating shorter 20 day periods with other stuff.Dan's experience and from observing others is that, for some reason, the benefits seem to drop off noticeably when going beyond forty days. Since everyone is different YMMV. I have stopped after forty days each time, but if you are deriving improvement past that point I see no reason to stop.
In this case I’m base building. Building an aerobic base and a strength base. Easy Strength and Easy Endurance.