Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

‘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...
"If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a board and knock me down, because that means I didn’t run hard enough." -Steve Jones Training of Famous Runners, Steve Jones  A lot of the below information about the training of Steve Jones was taken from...
“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...
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...
Training of Famous Runners - Noureddine Morcelli Article by Sam Burke - Runner's Tribe A lot of the below information about the training of Noureddine Morcelli 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...
“You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable” – Cathy Freeman © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Cathy Freeman needs no intro. One of Australia’s most famous athletes in history, 1998 Australian of the year, two time world 400m champion and the Sydney...
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