David Wardle – Ex England Junior Middle Distance Runner writes

So most of my beliefs on training revolve around the ‘Lydiard Method’… in simple terms you build a solid foundation of conditioning with a large base of aerobic training before you even consider doing anything too specific like speed work or ‘hard’ running. I think the main reason new runners stop after a few weeks or find their early training so painful is because they are dipping into anaerobic training because of poor conditioning and all the horrible effects that has, lactic acid, muscular breakdown etc… If that means you…

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