Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

Boston Marathon, April 18, 2011 - a day to remember in marathon running history. The winner, Geoffrey Mutai, ran 57 seconds under the then-current world record, stopping the clock at 2:03.02.  Mutai had a few factors working in his favour that day. Firstly, there was a strong tailwind of...
Nikki Chapple is Australia’s 11th fastest female marathon runner of all-time. Introduction by Len Johnson The French composer Claude Debussy once described music as “the space between the notes.” If that is so, then Nikki Chapple’s marathon career could be her unfinished symphony. Just three marathons, one a shocker, and the best...
The below interview is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Dick Telford in January 2003.  With Neil’s permission, the interview has been restored so that today’s generation can appreciate and learn from one of Australia’s greatest ever coaches. Neil MacDonald managed the Geelong Region Cross Country team from 2000-2007. DICK...
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...
© 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,...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes”.  - Paul Tergat Sources: Running to the Limit - Training Plans, Tips and Secrets. By Paul Tergat. Train Hard, Win Easy. The Kenyan Way. By Toby Tanser. DOB: 17th June 1969, Riwo, Baringo District,...
Ignore Circuit & Weight Training at Your Peril – Lessons from Peter & Seb Coe © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Sources: British Milers Club. Volume 2, Issue 4, Autumn 1992. Better Training for Distance Runners. By David E. Martin and Peter N. Coe. “It was the long and careful attention...
Steve Moneghetti is one of Australia’s greatest marathoners. World championships bronze medallist in Athens in 1997, fifth in an Olympic marathon, a personal best of 2:08.16, major marathon wins in Berlin and Tokyo plus a string of high placings. Moneghetti’s career highlight had to be his bronze medal in the...
4 Runs a Day as a Child – The Training of Lydia Cheromei © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “I had to run to school because I was usually late leaving the house. If I arrived late there would be a caning for me” – Lydia Cheromei. Sources ‘Train Hard, Win Easy....
  Ryan Hall’s 2011 Boston Marathon 12 Week Training Diary - SUB 2:05 Purchase the 50+ page ebook for $6.50  Every session, every run, for 12 weeks leading into the 2011 Boston Marathon. 7000 plus word training diary. Splits for sessions. Including splits for interval/track sessions as well as splits for...
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