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RE: A Lydiard Thread
Once again a second to the others.
When I ran with Bill Baillie in the late 60's early seventies, he would 'race' everything from club races to regional races.
He would adjust according to what 'season' it was.
ie : if it was Cross Country he would do more work on grass and some of the Hilly courses.
If it was track he ran 5k time trials and 'loved' workouts like 6 to 8 X 200.
Also : If it was a club race he still ran it hard but would probabaly enter it into his diary as the equivalent to a Time trial.
However, every week, week in week out, month in month out.
He ran his long runs every Sunday (20 miles plus). Usually with a big group of us.
During the week he had lots of steady runs as well.
I know in 1969 throughout that winter I ran 6 miles with hin every lunch time in the Auckland Domain. All were steady runs. After work he would do something specific that suited him.
Every Tuesday / Thursday I ran another steady 6 miles.
Our "faster" workouts then would include the Club races at Lyynndale or Regional racs every second week.
During Club "pack" runs on the weekend we would never be out for anything less than an hour.
Bill was a master at balancing the work to suit what he wanted to do.
Another point : As HRE and Nobby have already pointed out,
The "famous" guys in Arthur's squad all trained slightly differently. EG : Barry Magee would run more Aerobic "strong" runs and less Interval work than Bill and would run his Waiatarua's at a slower more pace than Jeff Julian.(Most of the guys did !!)
Each to his own !.
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