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The Lydiard system is not outdated or inadequate.

However, the scientific terms used to describe the reasons behind the way Lydiard structured his training could be outdated.

What's outdated about Lydiard's actual training? Do athletes not need a finely tuned aerobic system? Do they not need to improve their capacity for performing at race pace? Do they no longer benefit from hills?

You could argue that the structure of Lydiard's program is no longer ideal for athletes, because the racing season is longer than 3 months now, and that the modern distance athlete has many commitments- World Cross, Olympics, National Championships, World Indoors, etc, etc.

I would even agree with you that the racing for only a few weeks of the year is outdated- but that doesn't invalidate an entire philosophy of training.

Craig Mottram is a great example of an athlete whose coach has successfully adapted Lydiard principles to the modern demands and needs of his athlete.

Face it, IQ100- you're wrong. The Lydiard Cult doesn't exist, Lydiard was a training revolutionary, and his methods are still relevant and viable today.

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