Orville, I too am having achilles problems.I know some good stretches and try them everyday but am open to any others.
how do you know when this is accomplished, and if you know, what do you do then? stop the sessions? just do sharpeners? i'm very curious about this. with that tayler example, being so carefree and all, when exactly would you know that he was ready, without the clearly defined times / volumes / recovery? aren't most anaerobic sessions just stepping stones to the next one, where the parametrs get adjusted accordingly? stevenson also posted something interesting and i very much agree that if the session is going very badly from the start, then changes must be made. the session was laid out in detail, the goal was clear, but if it gets blown because of the wrong speed or unexpected fatigue or even weather or something, then you must be flexible. this is very different from that tayler example though.
Nobby wrote:Anaerobic training is to develop your anaerobic capacity. Once achieved, the mission accomplished.
and i suppose the point i keep trying to make is that it works for many runners but not for every runner. for every gold medallist and world record holder that you can point out that followed lydiard principles very closely, i can point out a gold medallist and world record holder who did not follow those principles in the slightest. i know that many of the disciples here will say that those latter people actually did in fact follow lydiard without knowing it though. :) or they were some kind of genetic freaks! because how on earth could you succeed without the strict lydiard principles, right? :)
Dr. Exag wrote:
Also, there are comments about principles for building a base and conditioning etc., that echo Lydaird, from Rono - just proof that it works.
i see this kind of thing throughout this really great thread. why is it that someone cannot say, without a comment like that coming back to them, that the history of our great sport has lasting contributions from all kinds of personalities, of which arthur was one of the players, and not the almighty god who ruled all? i don't get it. nobby has also bitten off peoples heads when they didnt deserve it. some of you guys act like you own lydiardism, like you got appointed in a supreme court to speak on his behalf. why do you act that way? i didnt deserve that stevenson. i'm outta this thread. enjoy, i'll keep reading anyway.
Kim Stevenson wrote:
So 1:49 how about some VALUABLE contributions on some of this stuff.
Actually, Nobby DID get appointed to speak in Arthur's behalf and if you challenged that all the way to the Supreme Court, you'd lose. It's in Arthur's will.
you said something very interesting nobby:Nobby wrote:Anaerobic training is to develop your anaerobic capacity. Once achieved, the mission accomplished.how do you know when this is accomplished, and if you know, what do you do then? stop the sessions? just do sharpeners? i'm very curious about this.
I'm no expert on Lydiard, but I'm thinking that even someone who knows very little about distance training would know that if you go out way too fast on the first couple of repetitions and start to fall off the pace considerably on the next couple, it's best to bag the session rather than run yourself to exhaustion just to get the self-perceived "magic" number of reps.
Gone but not forgotten wrote:
Yeah yeah yeah, 1:49 this and 1:49 that, but he left good questions that I want answered, please: