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[quote]wellnow wrote:

I think you shy away from prescrbing the tough sessions that are necessary for a young athlete to reach their potential. I doubt if you even believe like I do that a lot of young Americans can break 27.

after watching american "lydiardites" apply their understanding of arthur's methods at the college level i believe their understanding of his method causes overtraining/overcoaching from their own poorly managed "tough sessions" you imply are needed.

if anything can be learned, simply running mileage, hills and then using the american understanding of interval sessions, coaches still ask and impose ridiculous sessions in the name of "toughening" their athletes. lydiard's friend, bill bowerman, would impose modestly hard sessions AND emphasize recovery the next few days. this more often than not is still lost in the "american system" if there is any such system at all.

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