Thus keep on posting and with your contribution.
One of my major emotional afinities with van aaken personality is that - in the old european style tradition - he consecrate his own life to a "mission" that´s difuse his training ideas and what are their belives.
Actually with over-prefessionalism, ther´s no more that charismatic coaches style - if they exist that´s an exception.
I think that new generations will benefit a lot to study van Aaken ideas and van Aaken personality. In some aspects he is an utopic coach, but not so much. When in 1970 he said that 5000m and 10000m and marathon records in 2010 they will be close 12:30, 26:30, and 2h 04m no one did believe him in his futurism. But the performances and WR are here to prove that he was right.
Also when he said that the women relate to men have their best performances in long distances events, he was right.
Let me ask one question. What´s in you opinion are the strong and weak points van Aaken´s method ?