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|Author: ||little red|
|Subject: ||RE: Lydiard's Wife, spikes on hills, etc.|
I know the lydiard method and it's periodization, I have coached a few people succesfully using it. What I meant is there is some people, not most who don't need to use that system of only 5 weeks of anearobic work.
getting back to that kid who can run 55 for 10 miles off of 35 miles a week. Trust me, he will have no problem running 20 milers under 6min pace when his system is ready for it. He will probably be a damn good marathoner once he gets out of college after 4 good years of mileage.
another point is even in most states the longest these kids race for is 15 min during cross and 9min in track. So theres no point to hold some one back from his potential, by letting him on the track for only 5-6 weeks. Just look at the best high schoolers, they do more then 5-6 weeks of the hard stuff. Again I am not talking about the general population, that's my whole argument.
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