The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.
— Bill Squires
Bill Squires is one of my favorite distance coaches…his book Speed With Endurance is one of my training go-to’s. During the 1970’s Squires, much like Lydiard, led a small contingency of men who were dominating the marathon scene; most notably of his chargers was Bill Rodgers.
For me, I really believe in the long run, and frequently refer to this quote to my own charges as we approach the long run each week!