Friday, 30 November 2007
INTERVIEW WITH THE LIZARD
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interview by D J HAMMERTIME and RUN MC
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING THE LYDIARD WAY ?
i have now completed 12 weeks of arthur lydiards base training and its time to reflect on my training,
has the training worked? yes, i am running to a much higher level than the past couple of years.
how has the training gone so far ? quite well,i made a mistake early on by pushing the pace too much on the long runs, i started to get pretty tired ! so i had to back off the pace a little.
what have you learned from this training? the important's of aerobic training and that its still possible to race very well just off this base training.
what advise would you give to any one following arthur's training program;if you want to race at your best you have to get the miles in,there are no short cuts.try to aim for 10 hours per week, stick to the training and you will see results, be prepared to feel tired at times,run within your self and be patient.
the next stage of arthur lydiards training is the hill training where you do the hill bounding,high knee exercises etc,well i have to come clean and tell you i cheated a little by fitting in the lydiard hill bounding exercises into my hill run each week.so i have decided to put in 6 weeks or so of increasing tempo pace work into my training before i move back onto arthur lydiards anaerobic training.
i had my best year running in 2003 when i was doing long runs of an hour and a half up to 2 hours with tempo pace intervals of 5=6 x 5 mins or 5-10-15 mins fitted into these long runs.
i think this will give me a good transition into the anaerobic training next year.