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RE: Mr. Renato Canova: Could You Please Answer a Question About Effective Ways to Improve the Lactate Threshold?
I put Lydiard method in 2 different levels of appreciation/interpretation.
One is that what he said and says and those he trains or did train directly. That ones i know that they train in Lydiard method.
A different level of interpretation are those who claim that in a minor or major scale by the use Lydiard principles they train. The last ones they have a undirect connection with Lydiard. Only Lydiard are able to judge if they train according Lydiard method or if they don´t.
In the 60s and 70s that you refers - to mention 100 miles as a weekly training volume target that´s a breakthrough, no doubt. Thus the improvement of those who did that.
Actually i know runners that as juniors they start to do 30-35-40Kilos a day (18 to 25 miles a day) more than 100 miles a week). They never did any interest neither his coaches by Lydiard. So, actually we can´t claim/argue that MILEAGE that´s a Lidiard idea, or in the Lydiard method, or a Lydiard intelectual patrimony, as a long term career as a startegy isn´t a Lydiard original idea.
So, with all respect i think the opposite than Malmo sentence. I think that actually we can follow most of the Ludiard concepts - without knowing who Lydiard is or who is the Lydiard training. Actually, most of the Lydiard training aspects - mileage, hills, long ones - have no Lydiard authorship or paternity. Just when you put all that training elements all togheter working in the Lydiard method as a whole.
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