My training philosophy follows a combination of Coach Jack Daniels belief in zone training and the principles of Arthur Lydiard's three phases of marathon training. By adding the Daniels approach with the Lydiard approach we derive with what I believe to be the optimal level of perfomance training. This training program has been created to allow for a slow and steady adaptation to the training stimulus thus reducing the risk of injury.
My training plan consists of the following types of workouts:
AR - short and easy training runs (at a conversational pace)
AT - anaerobic threshold training/interval training runs (10k pace)
MS - marathon simulation runs to prepare your body for the stress of your enhanced speed
Off/XT - rest day or cross train (i.e. yoga, strength training, swimming)
"I'm not the most talented guy! Whatever I've achieved stems from how I applied the three keys to success in running (and life): good goals, commitment and hard work."