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Glenn McCarthy
RE: A Lydiard Thread

if you think that the LT runs are that important to your training, then simply do one of those instead of something else. But replace a hard day, not a recovery day. Do the hills, all 4 weeks. Then during your anaerobic phase, drop out an anerobic workout or time-trial or whatever else and replace it with your LT run. Then you will keep it in your training.

I think this gets back to what we have been saying about understanding the principles. This is also what I call the "art" part of coaching. To know that today YOU need an LT run while a person training along side of you may need a 2 mile time-trial to stimulate a weakness observed in a race or time-trial. But that is the however success happens. You start with a plan and you modify it to all for maximum development.

Wetmore at CU uses strong aerobic runs a lot, which is similar to at LT run. He also drops any type of hill work entirely. Yet you have to admit he has good success.


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