Jenny, I’m going through a similar thought process. I largely agree with you. I agree with the alternate for Friday (ie the extra rest day) and squeezing up the early end of the week. I think recovery is important especially if you are racing. I tend to go long the day after a Saturday race and then gradually introduce more speedwork finishing on Wednesday…kind of cramming a 10 week program into 4 days! It sort of works but I’m not convinced it is the right thing to do. Especailyl as I have to get cycling in AS WELL.