I'll let others add to this thread about Lydiard's and Wetmore comments, but here are just a few gems:
Responding to an audience member's question about what he tells his athletes about dealing with pain
"They don't have pain, they enjoy running."
How he developed his training methods.
"It took me twelve years to find balance (in my training). I don't have any specific theories...I have tried everything."
"Excuse me if I sound hoarse, but I have a head cold. Usually head colds are due to changes in the weather, but in my case, it is due to a change in attitude on letsrun.com"
About the freshening up (tapering) stage of Lydiard's training with regard to his coaching:
"Ten days before a big race [Nationals?], I told my team, "The hay is in the barn." I asked them, "Do you know what that means?"
Billy Nelson replied, "Let's eat it!"
If you are goiing to race in spikes, you should be training in spikes.
He spoke of thick rubber soles and flexable shoes. This is what our shoes should be like. My trainers are spikes that I had a thick rubber soles attached to. Grind off the plate, attach the sole. There are your trainers for dailt running. If you are on grass, go ahead and use the spikes for traction.
Great talk tonight, just confirmed many of the things that I have been implementing into my training.
Also did a good job of debunking some of the tricky #'s games that too many people chase durring training.
|i'm so lonery|
the best non physiologically related moment of the night was when lydiard was talking about how he went up to korea to show them his methods, and said, "i tried to eat their food, but it looked like a bowl of snot."
the second best, slightly more related to running, was when he was semi-debunking the theory of training by heart-rate, specifically always taking your morning pulse, and said (something along the lines of) "it'll fluctuate from day to day, depending on who you slept with that night."
How f***ing pathetic are we that we run home and hop on letsrun to see what the chatter is.
Great remark from Wetmore about letsrun. Now if he would only get his runners out of those big silly shoes and training in the proper footwear.
Who was that dude asking about pain? has he never been in a race before? has he never trained for something before? What a strange question.
Some of what I gathered ... paraphrased by me, feel free to correct me if you think I'm wrong.
Miles, miles and more miles.
2-3 hour long run every week.
Don't worry about buildup ... just get out and do it.
No off days, recovery time between seasons - easy running for a couple of weeks.
Listen to your "internal coach".
If you can't do the mileage, slow down, intinally, then increase the pace.
As LaWoof mentioned, minimal shoes.
You should run your hard runs at a pace where you know that you could run faster.
You can't race well if you are training hard.
*It was incredible to see so many good people all gathered in one place. Many undisclosed Letsrun.com folks.
whow..letsrun taking over the watercooler WORLD?
Damn, I do not know a korean dish that would resemble snot...korean food is awesome.
Main korean dishes:
Dang Jang - soybean paste that resembles fresh shit - the paste is used as a soup base.
Kal Bee and other marinated meats...
Kim-chee - fermented spicy cabbage
Nang-myeun - buckwheat noodles in cold fish soup add vinegar and horseradish for taste
The only thing i would say is that he mentioned to just go out and start doing it, but he also mentioned several times how it's a process and how you can go in expecting instant results.
During the marathon training phase he mentioned that you should start with 20 min of easy running and increase every third day, making sure to return to a shorter run the next day until you get up to his base marathon training program.
So, while I think you are right about getting out and doing it, I think Lydiard recognizes the need for a build-up, especially when just starting out.
"Excuse me if I sound hoarse, but I have a head cold. Usually head colds are due to changes in the weather, but in my case, it is due to a change in attitude on letsrun.com" -Wetmore
Once again, I have a small penis and Im sorry.