I really enjoyed this interview with Patrick McHugh of North Shore Country Day School, north of Chicago. Patrick has a fantastic post on his blog titled “Training a 4:05 High School Miler” that details his work with Peter Callahan. It’s one of the most important blog posts I’ve ever read and I recommend you take a few minutes to read it. Below is Peter’s progression as an athlete that appears in the Coach McHugh’s blog post.
What I think is so extraordinary about Peter’s progression is that the biggest mileage week he ran in his high school career was 33 miles in one week. To me that’s really impressive. In this podcast Coach McHugh discusses some of the things that went into Peter’s training – including his implementation of work suggested by Vern Gambetta – as well as discussing his work with other national caliber athletes he’s coached, such as Fran Lord.
As always, you can download this podcast in iTunes in addition to downloading it below.