Originally Lydiard training was geared towards Lydiard’s runners who were all Olympic and National class runners. One hundred miles a week and 7 days a week training were the commitments they made to their training to become the best they could be. When Lydiard brought the training to cardiac patients and started the first jogging program he set high standards that were within their capabilities. This is the hallmark of a great coach – one who can personalize the program to the needs of the athlete. Lydiard advocated effective training, not a set of rules.