History of Training- Part 1- The 1800s to the 1930's

In the History of Training video mini-series Steve Magness walks you through the origins of structure training for distance running on the track.

Part I Outline

  • Know the past to understand the present, where did the sport of modern track start?
  • How the early days of professionalism / amateurism influence training methods
  • When did training modernize and who created the first codified approach.
  • A look at Paavo Nurmi and the Finnish style "Terrace Training" as well as various precursors to the Hard/Easy and Interval training approach.

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