The Physical Performance Show: Dick Telford (AM) REWIRED – Sports Scientist, Physiologist, Distance Running Coach

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Episode 342 of The Physical Performance Show is a rewired Coaches Corner Edition featuring Dick Telford (AM) 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.

To listen to Episode 342:


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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Dick Telford’s sporting career
  • Dick’s running career
  • Top 3 Characteristics required for optimal performance
  • Top tips for first time marathoners
  • Views around fueling
  • Removing the cloud of fatigue
  • Tips for removing the cloud of fatigue
  • Recovering after sessions
  • Pacing Strategies
  • Dick’s concept of the “Zone”
  • Strength Training
  • Tips on getting ready to race
  • Greatest Myth of distance running training
  • Best Advice
  • The modern era of Data

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To follow Dick Telford

Twitter: @DickTelford
Instagram: @team_telford
Facebook: @teamtelfordelite

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