I don't do this and anytime I see someone putting up HUGE volume and that person happens to be doing the same race as me, I always tell myself this:
"This other person and I most likely have different goals. We also probably have different backgrounds. We are most likely at different points in the season. That person is an orange, and I am an apple."
My post earlier this week showing off some huge numbers was merely for my benefit. I always look back on posts like that to see progress and to see where I was at that point in the season.
Lake Placid is my A++++ race this season. These numbers really are out of line for a race that far off in the distance. The reason why they are so inflated right now is for a 70.3 down in Galveston in 2.5 weeks. Basically I am hitting my peak volume for that race now. Volume will decrease from the race onwards until May 1, when the build to Lake Placid begins. If Lake Placid was the only race on the horizon, trust me, I'd be doing a LOT more couch surfing right now! haha!
Upping volume prematurely because you think you are slacking will only give you one thing: INJURY.
So swallow your pride, check your ego at the door, and follow YOUR plan. Happy training!