Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

“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...
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...
Steve Ovett
Training of Famous Runners - Steve Ovett Runner’s Tribe, December 2016. 1980 800m Olympic champion, Steve Ovett will go down in history as one of Britain’s best ever middle distance runners. Whether you remember Ovett for his duals with Sebastian Coe, his amazing finishing kick, or his famed show-boating; Ovett is...
© 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,...
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...
Toshihiko Seko - Article by Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe "The marathon is my only girlfriend. I give her everything I have." This, Seko’s most infamous quote, wasn’t given in jest: he was deadly serious. Toshihiko Seko – one of the most extreme runners to have ever graced our sport, in...
The Training of Benita Willis - Australia’s Greatest Female Distance Runner Article snippet  Benita Willis is, without doubt, Australia’s greatest female distance runner. A three-time National Champion in the 5,000m, Willis currently holds six national records from distances ranging from the 3,000m to the marathon. In 2004 Willis achieved what is...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. 100% free viewing for over a decade, aimed to promote and immortalise outstanding athletic achievements. Please enjoy this quality free article and thousands more from RT. The Training of Jim Ryun - ‘Quality & Quantity’  The first American high school athlete to run a Sub-4 mile, multiple...
‘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...
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...