Welcome to Episode 164 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome Coach Nobby of the “Lydiard Training & Academy” powered by “Five Circles”. Arthur Lydiard is a legendary coach and Nobby got to know Lydiard very well while he was still alive. We talk about the training system and he shares some personal stories about him.
:44 How did you get your start in running and meet Arthur Lydiard
5:52 What is it about Arthur Lydiard that makes him such a legend?
7:06 You spent a year living with him, what was it like being around him all the time?
13:06 At that stage in his life did he spend a lot of time in education and staying up to date with the latest in training?
17:07 Lydiard you were peaking for that one big race a year, does it work as effectively when you have many races a year and not just the one big one?
20:35 What does a 3-month conditioning level look like?
22:19 Easy running is all relative, what does that look like?
25:05 Mark Allen talked about using 180-age, but this sounds like even less
26:10 It is not all long slow work right?
30:53 What about a new or younger runner, how do you build up that base because of the long miles he has?
34:38 What are the other phases of Lydiard training after base?
39:44 Running Wizard is all Lydiard Training Plans?
42:22 You have three programs, what are the differences?
46:36 How many weeks are these plans?
47:31 How similar is the training between running distances?
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