Britain's Peter Thompson, who currently lives in Eugene, OR, celebrates his 53rd year as a coach.
"Since 1978 Peter has concentrated on the middle and long distance events where he formally innovated the "New Interval Training" method in 1995, after developing and using the method from 1975. In addition to coaching his own squads of international athletes, he has coached coaches and coached athletes on camps and clinics in 51 countries and representing over 165 of the countries of the 214 Member Federations of the IAAF."
He developed "Lactate Dynamics Training" (1994) and, then as he now calls it, "New Interval Training" (1995).
"When people ask me about the history of Lactate Dynamics Training (1994) and the New Interval Training (1995) I answer that it really is a reflection of my own development as a coach. Like many of the best innovations, they were developed over a considerable period of time, being born out of intuition, followed by the twin pillars of experimentation and success. Much later, the intuition and practice came to be supported and refined by stumbling upon and recognizing the implications of the findings and new knowledge that had come from Dr George A. Brooks’ ground-breaking scientific research on lactate metabolism." - Peter Thompson
His website newintervaltraining.com is a wealth of knowledge on how his training works and how it has benefitted the many athletes he has coached over the years. It also provides examples of other international coaches and world-record breaking athletes who have successfully used this method. This concept is well worth incorporating into a coach's training blocks.