Monday, 28 November 2011

Bill Rodgers Marathon Champion Training Diaries

I have always followed Lydiard's training principles. For safety, efficiency and hitting the races in top shape this is the most effective training system out there.

Bill Rodgers - 4 Time Winner of Boston and New York City Marathons

January 1976

Date: Mileage Breakdown: Comments:
1 - Thurs 25 miles - easy pace Ran approximately 25 miles non-stop from Eliot Lounge, Commonwealth Ave. Boston to Scituate for party - ran easy pace - l. back tight.
2 - Fri 13 miles - easy pace, few hills in AM
7 miles - slow pace in PM
20 total
Ran about 13 miles at easy pace through forest etc. in A.M. few hills. Ran about 7 miles in P.M. at slow pace for a total of 20 miles today.
3 - Sat 9 miles @ 12:45 - OK pace over flat course
12 miles @ 4pm - slow pace, flat (2 hills)
21 total
Ran about 9 miles at OK pace over flat course at 12:45 PM and 12 miles at slow pace over flat course ( 2 hills ) at 4:00 PM for a total of 21 miles today.
4 - Sun 15 miles in am - OK pace, flat course
9-10 miles in pm - OK pace
24+ total
Ran about 15 miles at OK pace over flat course in AM. Ran about 9-10 miles at OK pace over flat course in PM for a total of 24+ miles today. Working on stretching exercises for weak rt. hamstring.
Miles for week : 155 (65 for 12/29 thru 12/31/75 + 90 first 4 days this year)


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Anonymous said...

everyone should read crossfit endurance article by Brian Mackenzie. Advocates even less running. Takes all sorts. Always believed in finding a plan that suits your own personal strengths and sticking with it.
John J

Grellan said...

Interesting article Rick. While I did run 2 x 20 milers for my recent marathon PB it was far less that I wouuld normally do for a marathon and I base my good marathon form on running faster (MP) but shorter.

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