Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

“My advice to coaches is to forget about the track early on - get your kids running cross country and road races - just basic strength work first, the speed will follow.” – John Walker In the early 1990’s the Australian Olympic Committee and the New South Wales Institute of...
‘Flying Finn’  –  The Training of Lasse Viren © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved.  A lot of the below information about the training of Lasse Viren was taken from the book ‘Running with the legends’, by Michael Sandrock, unless otherwise stated. We highly recommend this classic book to anyone who...
Written by Sam McLean – Runner’s Tribe "If the coach cannot do it, he cannot 'teach' it - only talk about it." Percy Cerutty If the 'Australian Running Bible' was a novel, it would be a bestseller, with three co-authors. 'Rab' (Chris Wardlaw), 'Clo' (Pat Clohessy) and 'Dick' (Dick Telford). Forwarded...
‘A Body Built on Pain’ The Training of Herb Elliott © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “I find that orthodox training is drudgery because it’s so unnatural to run for hours on end on a circular track.”   - Herb Elliott Sources The Golden Mile, by Herb Elliott as told to...
Training of Famous Runners, Steve Jones  A lot of the below information about the training of Steve Jones was taken from the book ‘Running with the legends’, by Michael Sandrock, unless otherwise stated. We highly recommend this classic book to anyone who is yet to read it.  Information was also...
“I wasn’t particularly quick over 400m, running only 48.9 for 400m but I could run 1:44 for 800m. It was strength that I had. People try and make things so complicated now – but it’s so basic – you just have to put on a pair of running shoes...
2:15.25 - The Training of Paula Radcliffe © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “From my training I can get a good idea of what I'm capable of” - Paula Radcliffe  A lot of the below information about the training of Paula Radcliffe was sourced from the book ‘Paula My Story so...
“My life is totally different because of those three one-hundredths of a second that meant the difference between a Gold and Silver Medal.”  - Dave Wottle © 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Dave Wottle’s 1972 Munich Olympics 800m gold medal race video is a sight to behold.  So much so...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “The idea behind tempo runs is that by being right at lactate threshold you can consistently nudge it down. For instance, Matt Centrowitz, 4:50 (minutes per mile) is probably his lactate threshold, I’m hoping that 6 weeks from now it will be 4:40,...
First Man under 3:50 – The Training of John Walker, Part 2 of 2 “I find it impossible to run flat out. I need competition to achieve full results. I usually train at ¾ pace so I’m not leaving all my training on the track” – John Walker Note: This is...
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