Category Archives: Training phases

Training phases (periodisation)

Our training method uses a set of phases modeled closely after the guidelines provided by Arthur Lydiard, the master coach, whose system forms the core of our coaching at ChampionsEverywhere . Our model includes approaches that we agree with from a wide range of coaches including Arthur Newton, Percy Cerutty, Bruce Tulloh and many more. Pre-training We…

Aerobic phase (base phase)

The aerobic phase, sometimes called “base training”, “foundation” or “conditioning”, consists mainly of long, steady distance (LSD) running mixed with fartleks, easy leg speed work (strides), slower easy runs when needed and a weekly faster aerobic run (such as “Out and Backs“). The aim of the aerobic phase is to run as high a mileage…

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