Antonio Cabral wrote:
That´s what i think from Lydiard training - that will be wrong (in some aspects) not all. That´s why i have a major reason for not training in the Lydiard model.
Let me tell you just one more detail. Rui Silva coach - Bernardo Manuel, earlier to be a coach he was a runner. He did train during all his career in the Lydiard system. But when he start as a coach he quit Lydiard ideas completly.
He thinks that they are not so beneficall as his own diferent training ideas - that the portuguese system that´s better than Lydiard ones.
Antonio, certainly you are a very knowledgeable coach, but it must be said that at his time (1960's) Lydiard had the best training system in the world. He is one of the few coaches whose training system (at least, parts of it) STILL applies today, 40 years later.
Many, MANY other programs are some variation of the Lydiard system.
The concept of base building, by and large, is that of Lydiard.
So while his system has been refined, the fundamentals of his approach are far from outdated and deserve more respect.