The thing i critisised is to preach the dogma "train at race-pace, train faster than race pace or like Horwill says train 5 paces 2 faster than race pace and 2 slower than race pace", it doesnt matter if you are a 800m, a 1500m, a 3k , a 5k, a 10k or a 100k runner, just follow that rules and thats garbage in my opinion.
Horwill says:Look at Tim Hutchings and Sebastian Coe how they suceeded on 5-pace training, while both never trained 5-pace system in the winter/spring.
You say:Train at Race Pace and faster than Race Pace and then i mention that it was published that Mamede or Lopes didnt train faster than Race Pace in the Winter, then you say:Thats the old-school of portuguese 1-2-3 system.
You say:You just talk about aerobic and anaerobic but dont understand the simple technique of training so i say:El-G,Coe,Cram,Ovett,Gebre,Cruz,H.Elliott,Morceli,..never trained at 800-1500m pace in Winter/spring if it is Race Pace or not for them, i dont know about their lactate or whatever but i see that they considerd this training as useless for conditioning.Are they all Lydiard followers?
Am I a Lydiard follower just because i agree with him in one point?Joe Rubio says:This 5k-pace training is so great and then shows the log of his athletes where you can see a total difference with less Race Pace or faster than Race Pace sessions as Horwill suggests.
You preach a dogma,"its just so simple and easy, just do that race pace and the faster than race pace session, thats the standard and then in reality your examples are wrong.
Different intensity works different on the human body, if this is too scientific for you I'm sorry but this is most simplicistic background you can find in training-science.
When you read carefully you see that Trackhead and Joe Rubio also share my opinion to some degree that shouldnt kill yourself with lactic acid in the winter/spring, the difference is they say you should stay in touch with the pace a bit through easy sessions that are not so taxing.
I say:You can stay in touch with that doing it a bit slower and having an aerobic efffect too and doing sprint work for speed or muscle memory or whatever.
Thats it, no big science.