Foreword by Terry Crawford, Director of Coaching, USATF
Since the outstanding success of his New Zealand athletes Snell, Halberg and Magee at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Arthur Lydiard’s name has been synonymous with the best training methods used by the world’s top middle- and longdistance runners. His schedules precipitated an athletic revolution, stressing as they did physiological conditioning as a prerequisite to sporting effort, and long-duration even-pace running at a strong speed as the means of achieving this. While instructing runners and coaches in Finland, Mexico, Venezuela, Denmark, Japan, the United States and New Zealand for more than 50 years, Arthur Lydiard always continued to experiment and refine his methods—methods that are still as relevant today as they were over half a century ago.
Running With Lydiard contains expanded information on exercise physiology, diet, injury prevention and cure, discussion of Lydiard’s methods and revised training schedules.