When I talk to coaches they are very good at telling me how to train athletes and they have the latest research to support it. Looking at the Lydiard system it is not about how (everyone knows how) but it is about when. Arthur’s basic points deal with with when; stamina before speed, the potential of the athlete (based on age) and how much time before the peak. How is easy, when is hard. The next post will decrypted the evaluation process.