About Arthur Lydiard:
Arthur Leslie Lydiard is credited with popularizing the sport of running and making it commonplace across the sporting world. His training methods are based on a strong endurance base and periodisation.
If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything. It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed.
Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don't force them to run too much competition.
It's just a matter of understanding what's necessary and discipline yourself to do it.
No one will burn out doing aerobic running. It is too much anaerobic running, which the American scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through, that burns them out.
Athletes need to enjoy their training. They don't enjoy going down to the track with a coach making them do repetitions until they're exhausted. From enjoyment comes the will to win.