28 Nov '16, 10pm

John Landy: The Training of history's 2nd man to run a sub-4 mile:

After this, the number of repetitions and pace dropped significantly. Workouts got more intense and anaerobic training was done with the emphasis being on race pace. However, it should be noted that even with the increase in pace and intensity, the rest periods were relatively long. For example, 3+ minutes were taken between the 440s with his jog. This is significantly more than the traditional 10x400s with equal rest to run ratio. In fact, Landy did very few repeats with short rest. For example, he takes 15 minutes in between some 1200’s which would seem an insane amount of time to some. One thing that is important is even though he does lots of shorter intervals, he still does some longer repeats such as mile repeats at 4:35 pace which would be a good VO2max/ aerobic capacity type workout. It’s also interesting to see that his slow runs increased in duration from 30 minu...

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