Part one of two from this full length short film.
Part two of two from this full length short film.
The credits for this short film.
This instructional film for runners — fronted by Olympic 5000m silver medallist and world record holder Dick Quax — looks at implementing the techniques of coach Arthur Lydiard. From fostering world champions on Waitakere hills, Lydiard's method evolved into a system of building stamina to complement speed. Quax, Dr Peter Snell and other Lydiard protégés look at the science and practice, from training — the high mileage mantra, fartleks, catapults — to race-day strategy: front-running and 'the kick' (with John Walker's 1976 1,500m Olympic win used as an example).
For a slightly longer run with the same effect you can try this [running holding onto the back of a ute], but I seriously suggest that the driver is a friend.– Dick Quax gives a safety warning about a variation on speed training