Principles such as these are important: develop aerobic capacity foremost, gradual progression, generalization first, specialization second, consistency, integration of training modalities (not using justone type of training), rest...regeneration, variety and change, modelling, pacing and racing tactis, technical skill development, and flexibility. Such principles are more important than how many hill reps you should run and how fast to do your daily runs.
I disagree. For many runners who have the basic knowledge already, these extras could be the KEY to help them unlock a breakthrough.
Renato said himself the secret is to add, not to replace. And I was only asking how to modify the circuits for shorter hills and what certain drills meant.
It is generally known amongst coaches that one must look at runners as individuals and adapt principles to what each person needs. It is often the case the failures are due more to a lack of patience, lack of common sense, and a lack of realism than a lack of mileage or tempo runs or repetitions on the track. Too many people try to train like a Kenyan who is running 27 minutes for the 10k when they are running 32 minutes. Take care, Tinman
I disagree again. The 32 minute runner NEEDS to figure out WHY the 27 minute Kenyan is running so fast, and the answer lies primarily in the types of preparation being done. To look at what those better than you are doing and incoporate it; THAT is common sense