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Happy 2015!!

We have been conducting the Lydiard Coaching Certificate Clinic (I & II) in its present two-and-a-quarter days format since the spring of 2013.  The course starts out on Friday evening showing the awesome historical  development of Lydiard training from its modest neighborhood development to becoming the most widely used performance training system in the world for endurance sports.  On the following days we cover the theory and application of Lydiard Training so that every participant can write a Lydiard schedule and know that every workout has its purpose and place to optimize the training and racing of any athlete. There are practical sessions on Saturday and Sunday of the quintessential Lydiard hill training and the sharpening session of 50/50’s. With lively discussion and case studies we nearly always run out of time so starting April, 2015, we are introducing a new schedule with added hours to make Lydiard I&II a 20-hour course. The new structure is as follows:

Jacqui Hildebrandt of Lydiard Foundation demonstrating Lydiard Hill Bounding

Jacqui Hildebrandt of Lydiard Foundation demonstrating Lydiard Hill Bounding

Friday  (5 hours)

3:30 -4:00      Introduction of Instructors and Participants

4:00-4:30       Introduction to Lydiard Training, historic background and international influence

4:30 -5:10      Five Principles of Lydiard Training

5:15 – 6:00     The Pyramid Framework

— Adaptation

— Sequential Development

— Starting out Basics: Assessments, Walking, Warm-up and Cool-down, Second Runs, Cross-training,

6:00 – 6:15    Positive Feedback Systems

6:15 – 7:00    Dinner break with “Golden HourMovie

7:00 – 8:00   Recovery Indicators

8:00 – 9:00   Online Lydiard Training Program: “Running Wizard


Saturday  (8 hours)

9:00-9:45      Aerobic Development

— Simple Physiology

9:50-10:50    Marathon Conditioning

11:00-11:50   Hill Training

12:00-1:00    Lunch break

1:00-1:50       Anaerobic Development

2:00-2:50      Coordination (Integration)

3:30-4:00      Q&A3:00-3:30      Taper – the Art of Peaking

4:00-5:00      Workout Practice

— Hill Training Set with Striding, Bounding and Springing


Sunday  (7 hours)

9:00-9:30       Review – Q&A

9:30-10:30     Macro-Cycles: Planning for the Year

10:30 -10:45  Racing Considerations and Post-Race Recovery

11:00-12:00   Workout Practice

— 50/50

— Drills

12:00-1:00     Lunch break with On the RunMovie

1:00-1:30       Review – Q&A

1:30-2:30       Group Session

— Case Studies

2:30 – 3:30    Lydiard Multi-Choice Exam

3:30 – 4:00    Closing Comments

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Arthur LydiardCoach Arthur Lydiard, right, with Peter Snell, of New Zealand, after Snell set a new world record for the mile in 1962. (AP photo)