Heart Rate Training

To work out your training intensities, I believe that the Karvonen method is the best. It relies on your own maximal heart rate and lowest resting heart rate to define intensities. This is all outlined in my book, Healthy Intelligent Training, however we’ll go over...

Endurance Training Explained: Part 2

At this stage, we have only discussed the muscle fibres being exercised in a general sense. They’re not all in the runner’s legs. The great secret that seems to be ignored by most writers is that muscles are really organs with a nerve supply and a blood supply, like...

Endurance Training Explained: Part 1

Somewhere I said that if an idea wasn’t simple enough to be written down on a matchbox, then it was probably too complicated to get across. So, on that premise, my ‘matchbox’ contribution is that the total volume of low-intensity aerobic base training completed before...

Much Ado About Nothing?

In my book I explore the numerous successful applications of the ‘Lydiard System’, using recent exercise physiology findings to explain how this heavily endurance-weighted philosophy was so successful, and still is, over 50 years down the track. After over two years...