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© 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “A lot of people thought I was crazy with the training that I undertook, and maybe I was.”  - Derek Clayton Derek Clayton is an old-school runner, if ever there was one.  A larger than life personality. A largish runner in fact.  A...
The Training of Craig ‘Buster’ Mottram “I didn’t think I would see an Australian do what he is doing. To have an Australian under 13 minutes for 5km is unbelievable.”  -Steve Moneghetti Free Sources: – With thanks for help from Neil MacDonald from Geelong Cross Country Steve Moneghetti once blamed Craig Mottram for...
Coach Colm and the Training of David Rudisha © 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “The secret is in the head, not the legs.” – David Rudisha Two Olympic Golds, two World Championship Golds, 800m world record holder.  The G.O.A.T – of that there can be little doubt. Like many star 800m...
"Get over it.  If you have a bad workout or a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it, then move on.”   -  Steve Scott Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  Part 1 looks into Steve Scott’s training during the later stages of his...
1998 NCAA 800m Champion Khadevis Robinson's College Training Diaries If you watched any major American track meet between the years of 1999 and 2012, chances are you know of Khadevis Robinson. Robinson is without a doubt one of the best American 800m runners of his generation, with eight combined USA...
"I ran my first sub-4 mile in 1977 and since then have run 136 more. Nobody has run as many sub-4’s as I have.” -  Steve Scott Free Sources: Steve Scott & Marc Bloom, Steve Scott the Miler Macmillan (1997) Tony Benson and Irv Ray, Run with the Best (2001). Steve Scott...
Chris Wardlaw - dual Olympian and coach of Steve Moneghetti, Kerryn McCann, Craig Mottram and numerous other top distance runners shares his views on training. Article originally written for ‘Australian Runner’ magazine by Chris Wardlaw. Reproduced with permission. Training for distance is definitely not rocket science, though for middle distance it...
“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...
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...
‘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...
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