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RE: Lydiard vs Daniels.
Arthur Lydiard clearly stated at talks that you keep the same workouts while decreasing the volume. The intensity is maintained unless you personally decide to go harder. Within 2-3 weeks of a major race that is where this does start. If you go further out from that time frame, of course workouts are harder. Listening to him speak was a treat because he always enjoyed watching coaches burn out athletes right before their big meet. He knew his runners would be ready to run with their taper! The intensity does not increase but is at least maintained and the volume decreased. You would not and should not increase intensity meaning faster intervals or less recovery within 2 to 3 weeks of the workout. Hopefully that clarifies a misconception of the part of that individual.

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