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?"

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