This was proven to me when I raced over 1500m having run 12 months of 100-130 km/week. With only two track sessions I produced a PB. I knew then that Lydiard’s system was right.
Over the years I have used the Lydiard / African way of training and coaching.
My school cross country teams are a product of this system and have not been beaten in 23 years, in a competition that is highly competitive.
Each race has State and Nationally ranked runners and yet my runners have been able to win the title through a balanced program.