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From my understanding of Coe and Lydiard, they're not as different as many think. Most of the same elements are done in each of them. Even the periodization is somewhat similar as in Peter Coes book it shows the periods establish aerobic base followed by increasing intensity then harder tempo, and consolidate periods.

I think the major difference is that Coe seems to suggest almost year round anaerobic capacity training. Although the amount does vary with more done at the end. Also Coe's training seems to meld together the different systems, just in varying degrees throughout the year, while Lydiard seems to emphasize really working on each different system at different times throughout the season.

Besides that, Coe seems to have done a lot of training at LT (lactate threshold) which would be similar to Lydiards maximum aerobig effort, or high end aerobic runs.

Just my thoughts, they're pretty similar in that they hit on all the same systems, but the difference is the mixing of them. When they are done and how much is done seems to be the difference.

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