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Thursday, February 14, 2013

WATCH THIS! On the Run: Arthur Lydiard's Training Methods

Inspirational Documentary:  I came across this 1979 documentary, On the Run,  last night, very cool!  It focuses on legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard's training methods.   If you are not familiar with Lydiard, you should be.   I have never seen it before, don’t now if I am just out of the loop.  Either way check it out. 


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http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/on-the-run-1979

Synopsis

This film showcases legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard's training methods through the example of his acolytes, including reigning Olympic 1,500m champ John Walker. 'Arthur's boys' (Snell, Halberg, Magee) scored attention by winning unheralded medals (two golds and a bronze) at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Lydiard later led the 'flying Finns' to similar success. His method revolves around building stamina to complement speed, and was influential in popularising jogging globally. Beautifully filmed, a doco highlight is Jack Foster's exhilarating scree slope descent.

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