Good luck with your experiment, Sasha! As you say, this is a good time of year to try a major rest treatment. You seem to have some of the tricks figured out -- go super slowly, avoid slopes as much as possible. For a while I even had to do that wedding march thing -- step, pause, step pause (even around the house) to stay under my AT. Another useful one is putting sitting breaks into unavoidable excesses like stairs or hills. It's maddening, but worth doing if the activity takes you over your AT. For a couple of years I couldn't go up a flight of stairs without exceeding my AT, so every night at bedtime I'd have to walk up half the flight and sit for a couple of minutes, then do another half flight, then sit a couple of minutes then walk down the hall. It was a major mental challenge for me, the person who used to run up stairs two at a time and never sat down. Another thing to try, although it's also maddening for a previously active person, is a daily supine rest -- eyes closed, no TV, computer, or reading. I can listen to music or an audiobook, but some people need complete quiet. This acts as a mid-day recharge. For me it also gives a gauge of my general condition. When I'm doing really well, I'll lay down for an hour, get some rest, and get up again. If I fall asleep and sleep for an hour or so, I know I've been overdoing. If I fall asleep and sleep for 5 hours, I know (if I didn't already) that things are going south. BTW, I've been told to get at least 10 hours of sleep. That does seem to help and makes sense if our bodies are fighting infections. Smart idea to do MAF 878 and major rest mode at the same time. Hopefully it will give your body a chance to clear out some baddies and heal.