Wet Coast and HRE, Thanks for the input. I completely understand that knowing what works far supersedes understanding the science behind it....I was just curious as I had not heard this particular strategy before.
Although I did meet lydiard during my competitive years I only had very generalized knowledge of his training theory. I was trained under a Jack Danials oriented program, and although I ran sub four minutes and sub 3:40, I am beginning to realize the impact that Lydiard and on our sport, and wish I had tried his approach in my youth.
Regardless, I am conducting a grand experiment and have started running 90 min a day(singles) plus a weekly long run to see what happens.........
Wet Coast wrote:
It does bolster the aerobic fitness somehow. Puckett and Magee were not the only ones to benefit from this advice from Ldiard. I know 2, back-to-back very slow long runs were used on other athletes that were completely fried from racing.
I'd have to dig up the story -- or if someone else knows.
xcr....problem with the physiology is the language. Arthur was not exactly accurate with his terminology - he only got a layman's understanding AFTER he had practical success at the international level. Like Olympic GOld and world records.
He just knew what worked. So I think that is what HRE is meaning by not knowing or caring - plus there have been some people (2 probably) that have raised quite the stink here, because they don't understand the holism of the training, but understand the meaning of a few fizziology terms and argue pointless arguments.