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4.0 out of 5 stars
A re-read and reassessment is well worth doing, 13 Feb. 2002
When I first read this book nearly 3 years ago I was bitterly disappointed. This was due to the poor editing and lack of care taken by the editors and publishers. However, going back to this book and re-reading it I can now put up with its deficiencies in construction and suggest that putting in the effort to read Arthur Lydiard's thoughts will be highly rewarding.
The reason for my change of heart? Well, maybe I've mellowed with age, perhaps I've read some better constructed books and articles which are utter nonsense or perhaps, with time, I've learned to appreciate that an enormous amount of what Arthur Lydiard has to say is spot on and will save a lot of athletes and coaches making some very obvious mistakes.
So, take a look, be prepared to be annoyed from time to time but there are a huge number of gems buried in this relatively cheap training handbook.