Periodisation

Joe Friel’s Bible for Periodisation

Joe Friel’s Bible for Periodisation
Joe Friel is an elite level triathlon and cycling coach who has literally written the bible on training for both sports. He has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and has coached Olympian’s and Ironman champions.

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Daniels' Running Formula

Jack Daniels’ PhD, Formulaic Approach To Periodisation

Jack Daniels PhD, is an iconic American Running coach, whose successful series of books Daniels’ Running Formula now in its Fourth edition has become my bible when planning or periodising an athletes season. Jack Daniels competed and medalled at both the Melbourne and Rome Olympic Games in 1956 and 1960 respectively, as well as being named the World’s Best Coach by Runner’s World. The overriding philosophy of the Daniels’ Running Formula is establishing intensities using the V-Dot system, this article will brush over that with the focus being on how he periodises or structures a season plan into different phases.

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SERIOUS Training

Rob Sleamaker’s SERIOUS Periodisation

Rob Sleamaker is a sports physiologist with a Masters of Science (MS) degree who developed his SERIOUS Training System back in the 1980’s. This is more holistic approach to training, where his overview targets, not just Physical Preparation, but also Technique, Nutrition, Equipment and Mental Skills to develop overall Optimal Performance. The focus of this article is on Sleamaker’s physical preparation concepts in particular how he periodised his seasons.

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Periodisation

Periodisation The Lydiard Way

Arthur Lydiard was the fore-father of periodisation in run training. He developed his own methodologies in the 1950’s and 60’s that lead to his athletes winning a range of Olympic medals from the 800m through to the marathon with Murray Halberg, Peter Snell, Barry Magee and John Davies. Arthur’s methodology is often misquoted or interpreted wrong. He was well known for long runs for ALL his athletes and this is what he is most often remembered for, but he was equally insistent on speed work. Let’s have a look at his methodology.

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Base Fitness

The Smaller the Base, The Smaller the Peak: How to Get the Most Out of Your Aerobic Base

Building fitness requires a combination of a number of different fitness elements. Depending on the nature of the event you are training will determine how much of each different element. But one thing remains the same, the bigger you build your base fitness the higher your peak can be. If you scrimp on the base training, your peak fitness will be compromised. Speed-work is essential for developing your peak fitness, but unless you are building it on a foundation of base training it’ll never be as high as your physical potential will allow.

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periodization

Science on Sunday: Effectiveness of Reverse vs. Traditional Linear Training Periodization in Triathlon

Traditionally periodisation (I use the English spelling of Periodisation in the article but when I’m quoting or referencing the original article I’m using the American spelling of the authors) for endurance athletes follows a linear type approach with the introduction of volume over time with intensity added later into the programme. I thought this would be an interesting article to look at the different approaches and the results.

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Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 20 Nov 16

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Click on the…

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Periodisation of Training: Weekly Periodisation Part 2

This is the second part of the article on Weekly Periodisation: the first can be found here. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4…

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