If you have the knowledge, my questions are easily answered. I have to wonder why you don't.
I already did my own limited analysis and conclusions. But I'm still open minded. I don't mind reading any "popular articles, conferences, seminars, presentations, scientific papers and articles" you suggest, either in French or English.
If you expect me to draw my own conclusions from my own self directed research, yet do not respond to any of my questions, you can not then fault me for drawing conclusions you don't agree with.
Here are two of my conclusions:
- Modern training is simply a refinement of the methods and principles Lydiard selected 50 years ago, bringing only marginal improvements. Lydiard V1.0 came out in 1960. Today we are at Lydiard V6.0. There are some new features, but deep down the core is the same. Is Li really all that different than Lydiard? You didn't list any differences. You just concluded (without basis) that Li was a better Lydiard than Lydiard, based on the success of one Kenyan athlete, with a reputation for being an exception to the rules, both then and now.
- There are two variables comparing today versus 1960: different training, and different athletes. It's not conclusive that East African success is due to modern training methods, or due to East Africans. Is Lagat's success due to Lagat, or to Li? Likely a combination of both.
- Of course I also see what Barbara Ann says. In fact, I often wonder which is more important: the training methodology, or knowing when to ignore it, and go with your gut. Maybe the true value of a coach has very little to do with training methodology, but more a keen sense of observation, and the coach/athlete relationship.
Khadaffi on power wrote:
Ohhhhhhhhh. Your academic attitude makes you very institutional. Don´t you see what the othet girl says, it´s on the daily training plan that they did theorize most of their training method.
Few of them wrote books, some of them wrote popular articles, some did conferences, seminars, presentations, some of them wrote scientific papers and articles. If you got some genuine interest you just need to search and buy and read and take your analysis and your own conclusion.