Episode 342 is a rewired Coaches Corner Edition featuring Dick Telford, Sports Scientist, Physiologist, Distance Running Coach.
Dick Telford was the first Sports Scientist appointed by the Australian Institute of Sport, he also worked alongside the Australian swim team and the Australian canoeing team as an Exercise Physiologist. Dick left the AIS Physiology Department to take up distance run coaching with the AIS track and field team.
Dick was appointed the Australian athletics distance running coach in both the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, coaching Lisa Ondieki to the silver medal in the women's marathon at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Australia's only Olympic Marathon medal to date.
Dick has been the coach of Bonita Willis Australian Marathon National Record Holder and former World Cross Country Champion, Michael Shelley dual Commonwealth Games marathon champion and Lisa Weightman, multi–Commonwealth Games marathon medalist.
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“Runners are going to be limited by the capacity of their engine”
“Run within your limits”
“Being well prepared and confident in what they're doing” - Concept of being in the Zone
“If an athlete is stronger and can develop more power, they will be a better runner”
“Strength work becomes more and more important, the less of the distance that you are competing over”
“Variety in running is incredibly important”
“Keep physically active and never limit yourself to what you think you can do” - Best Advice
“There is always a way to improve”
“When we become more systematic, we can improve more”
“Complete 2x physical activities per day” - Physical Challenge
Lisa Ondieki – Australian Athlete
Lisa Weightman – 3x AUS Olympic Marathon Representative, Episode 60 of The Physical Performance Show
Jess Stenson (nee Trengove) - Dual AUS Olympic Marathoner, Episode 272 of The Physical Performance Show
Bill Sweetenham – Swim Coach
Laurie Lawrence – Swim Coach
Michael Shelley - Dual Commonwealth Games Marathon Champion & Olympian, Episode 241 of The Physical Performance Show
Sir Roger Bannister – first athlete to break the four-minute mile
Herb Elliott – Australian Middle Distance Runner
3:05 Dick Telford’s sporting career
9:00 Dick’s running career
12:50 Top 3 Characteristics required for optimal performance
17:00 Top tips for first time marathoners
18:55 Views around fueling
21:05 Removing the cloud of fatigue
25:45 Tips for removing the cloud of fatigue
28:40 Recovering after sessions
34:10 Pacing Strategies
35:40 Dick’s concept of the “Zone”
38:50 Strength Training
43:10 Tips on getting ready to race
47:55 Greatest Myth of distance running training
49:45 Best Advice
52:08 The modern era of Data
56:55 Physical Challenge
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