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"I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009
Now that was a bath...
Now I know that in order to improve my running times I am the only one that can do that, but I have been contemplating getting a book, with good training plans in, so I can have something concrete to stick to. Please share with me your recommendations, and perhaps a little info as to how it has helped you. Much appreciated.
I would be careful with Lydiard. The training programs he outlines in his books are what he would called optimal schedules. I had the oppurtunity to speak with him once and he always said that if your body needs rest then take it, don't worry about following the schedule to a tee.
Well now I am an honorary Kiwi, I have an inherited right to believe that Lydiard is actually God so forgive me for my sins. Seriously, he is such an icon here!
'Running with Lydiard' has a whole heap of schedules in the back - but they are all 7 day week schedules and not for the faint hearted.
Derek - In my opinion that book is the best one. It contains all the same information as in his other books but is written later so has been honed down and refined. Enjoy it!
Plus it has a very nice picture on the front of a woman in a Papakura running vest. Papakura is just down the road from my home town Papatoetoe. Couldn't ask for more than that from a book.