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|Subject: ||RE: Renato Canova - Arthur Lydiard Coaches Roundtable|
I am not going to answer for those who you are responding to, as your points cover a few different contributor's comments.
I will say though, you suggest educating one's self with your links (which I will go to). Yet you quote a published program in one of Lydiard's books. If you truly new Lydiard well, you would know for sure that he hated publishing programmes for this exact reason as you have quoted from them. He only published them because he was asked to, as they "sell more books" and "buyers want them".
So for your education it would be best to quote his principles and not specific written programmes from his books. Each athlete is an experiment of one.
In regards to the "ignorance comment". I will suggest that many of the people who do put down Lydiard turn out to be ignorant of the program. I have no idea if Canova is ignorant of the program, but I wrote that he could be (like for all we know he could be sort-of-speak). Whether it is laughable or not is a matter of opinion. I know of coaches for example the anonymous one above, who have a broad knowledge base and are familiar with all the latest coaching methods and stick to their point that we are standing on the shoulders of who came before us. To that, I have heard that Canova has pointed to Lydiard to say he was a great innovator/coach and all that and there are people that provide examples of where he has changed his opinion and has put him down.
Regardless the purpose of the roundtable was to be able to discuss and publish a talk from a Lydiard perspective by people who are very knowledgable about the method without it turning into a gong show. Not that what you wrote is part of a gong show - I am referring to some of the garbage that you see in other Lydiard threads....checking out your links....
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