1) Are you suggesting that I might be able to get away with performing 4 hard/CNS taxing days a week since they do not tax my body as much as someone faster?
2) I, from personal experience, know that stretching after a workout can help…me. Not everyone is the same. I think it is kind of mental. If you learn to relax and let your body sort of stretch itself, then stretching post-workout will not be detrimental. When I stretch after, I only hold it for 15 seconds and I breathe and relax and let my body just "chill". I don't force the stretches at all. Now if I were to hold the stretch for 30-60 sec. as recommended by my coaches, then that would be bad. But, I only hold it for 15-20secs. MAX and that is how I know it will help.
I see exactly what you are saying, but I know that it helps me out. Plus add in a couple of strides afterwards and I'm good to go.
What would you recommend instead that might be better for someone like myself?