Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Coaching... put to word by Doc Phil


Much of what you read here is what I believe. When I converse with a client I show them the how and the why. Completely transparent. This is how_ you will do it and this is why_ you will do it. I don't give a workout simply because I "believe" the workout works but rather because I know_ the workout works. If it's a swim workout that I remember doing from back in the day I learn and figure out why_ we did it. What sort of physiological adaptations the workout is looking to cause.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Daniels on Training Progression

"develop speed (skill) before endurance (aerobic conditioning)"

1. learn good technique

2. work toward speed development without high mileage during the development years

3. progressively carry out more endurance work later in the career

Friday, February 01, 2008

Lydiard on speed work

This was taken from a speech he gave in Osaka...

"Distance athletes hate sprinting because they think it unneccessary and they think they look like fools, but if you want to be fast, you've got to sprint. I've taken three and six minutes off the marathon runner's times by and through speed development, so it is important to athletes of all distances. In fact, athletes should be doing something about their speed, conditioning for it, working on technique, and generally working on their speed every week, 52 weeks a year."

Which goes along with my assertion that to "before you go long... it's best to be fast... because if you go long before you are fast then at what speed are you going long at?"