Sunday, December 6, 2009
Bill Rodgers 1975 Training Log: Don't Try It!
Check out this amazing summary of Bill Rodgers training log at his peak (bunnhill.com) posted by Bob Hodge
Bill Rodgers is one of the best distance runners the U.S. has ever produced- winning New York and Boston 4 times each!
A typical Bill Rodgers week:
Mon- 15 miles @ 10:30am - slow, flat Warm out. legs tight so no 2nd workout
Tue- 12 miles @ 9 am - slow to OK pace, flat 18+ miles @ 3pm - flat - 30+ miles
Wed -10.5 miles @ 11:15 am - OK pace, flat 10+ miles @ 5 pm - OK pace, 20 miles
Thurs -10.5 miles in am - slow pace, flat 9.5 miles(?) - Track - 2m(9:49), 1m(4:36), 1.5m, 3/4m(3:22), 1m(4:47), 7 min. jogs - 20 miles
Fri- 10 miles @ noon - 12 miles @ 4 pm - 22 miles
Sat -23+ miles @ noon - flat 3 miles(?) @ 8 pm - slow - 26 miles
Bill Rodgers ran 2:09:55 at Boston in 1975. Check out his race calendar for the year- 23 competitions. Quite a contrast to some of America's top marathoners today. This is how it was the days before major shoe company sponsorship- Rodgers had to race often just to make ends meet.