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Running coach Jason Kehoe reflects on a great year of racing in 2017

Running coach Jason Kehoe reflects on a great year of racing in 2017

Using the same training principles we use with all our athletes to prevent injury and to develop peak performance, we were able to work together as coach and athlete to have a very successful year on the road, mountains, trails and in cross country. Read all about the Irish Champion’s 2017 goals, battles, disappointments and…

What pace will trigger glycogen depletion on long runs? (a response)

What pace will trigger glycogen depletion on long runs? (a response)

Earlier today a runner wrote me an email: “René, congratulations on you contribution to coaching. I am following Lydiard’s philosophy – 2 years now. I read an article by (ed: Peter) Snell on the long run – he said you need to run the 20 milers at 7 min pace to recruit the 2II fibres after glycogen…

Training principles first, then your training plan

Training principles first, then your training plan

When Arthur Lydiard published his first running book, he was reluctant to post any training plans in them. Word has it that he worried about runners reading the plans without understanding the underlying principles and would go out and either 1) get hurt or 2) under perform. I have heard many coaches say “Arthur Lydiard…

Old school running principles

There is no one set definition of “old school running” but in our coaching model we wrote up this list of ten principles that we teach as the essence of what the old masters (such as Newton, Cerutty, Pilates, Georges Hébert and Lydiard) taught. Each principle loosely precedes the principle before it and they should…

INTERVIEW: Keith Livingstone, Lydiard expert

INTERVIEW: Keith Livingstone, Lydiard expert

ChampionsEverywhere took the chance to speak to Keith Livingstone, author of “Healthy Intelligent Training – the proven principles of Arthur Lydiard“, during his tour of Ireland and England. During the conversations Keith talks about his own background with Lydiard, why he wrote his book and what he believes need to happen to resurrect Western athletics at…

Video archive

We try to produce a steady stream of interesting video content for our readers, so we’ve created this page to help you sort through them more easily:   Lydiard related videos Interview with Cameron Graves: A talk with Cameron Graves, NZ youth international and Lydiard athlete Interview with Jorge Torres: We talk to Jorge Torres,…

Lydiard and Canova – coaches’ round-table

In part two of our series dedicated to comparing the teachings of Arthur Lydiard with those of enigmatic Italian coach Renato Canova, I asked a panel of experienced Lydiard-coaches of their opinions on the matter among them Colin Livingstone, coach of Welsh international Tim Davies, Keith Livingstone, author of “Healthy Intelligent Training” and manager of…

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