Bill Rodgers: 1977 Training Log

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January 1977

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1 – Sat 25 miles in pm – easy pace, flat course Ran once for about 25 miles over flat course in P.M. Boston to Scituate Harbor at easy pace.
2 – Sun 14 miles in am – flat course, OK pace 10-11 miles in pm – flat course 25 total Ran about 14 mi. in A.M. over flat course at OK pace. Ran 10-11 miles in P.M. over flat course for a total of 25 mi. today.

Miles for week : 163 (113 for 12/27 thru 12/31/76 + 50 first 2 days this year)

3 – Mon 9 miles in am – flat course, good pace 11 miles in pm – indoor track, 8 x 1mile @ 4:55, 3 jog 20 total Ran 9 mi. at good pace over flat course in A.M. Ran indoor 8 – 1 mi in about 4:55 pace with 400 yd jog in between – foot hurts! Total miles run today 20.
4 – Tue 9 miles in am – flat, OK pace 13 miles in pm – flat/easy hills, easy pace 22 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace. Ran 13 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/easy hills at easy pace – pooped. Total miles run today 22.
5 – Wed 10 miles – easy hills, OK pace 13 miles – flat, OK to slow pace 23 total. Ran 10 mi. over easy hills course ( 1 tough hill) at OK pace. Ran 13 mi. over flat course at OK to slow pace for a total of 23 mi. today.
6 – Thurs 9 miles in am – flat course, OK pace 11 miles in pm – indoor track – 6 x 1 mile @ 4:50 pace, 4 x 1/2 mile @ 2:20 pace, 3 mile jog 20 total Ran 9 mi. over flat course in A.M. at OK pace. Ran 6 – 1 miles at 4:50 pace and 4 1/2 miles at 2:20 pace indoors (Reading HS). Total miles run today 20.
7 – Fri 11 miles in am – flat, slow pace 12 miles in pm – flat, slow pace 23 total Gigantic Snow Storm! Save us Allah! Ran 11 mi in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course. Ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at slow pace for a total of 23 miles today.
8 – Sat 11 miles in am – flat course, easy pace 10 miles in pm – flat, easy pace 21 total Ran 11 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 21 mi. today.
9 – Sun 20 miles in am – flat, slow pace 9 miles in pm – flat, easy pace 29 total Ran 20 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course. Ran 9 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 29 mi. today.

Miles for week : 158

10 – Mon 11 miles in am – slow pace, flat 9 miles in pm – flat 20 total No school! Ran about 11 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course. Ran 9 mi. in the P.M. over flat course. Flooding, hail & snow! 30″ on the ground – huge puddles over the roads – it’s cute! Total miles today 20.
11 – Tue 14 miles in am – flat, easy pace 10 miles in pm – flat, easy pace 24 total No school. Ran 14 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 24 miles today. Cold & windy & icy.
12 – Wed 13 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – flat 23 total No school! Cold – teens – and icey. Ran 13 mi. at easy pace over flat course in A.M. Ran 10 mi. over flat course in P.M. for a total of 25 [23??] today.
13 – Thurs 13 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 23 total No school! Cold out – teens – some wind and still very icey on the roads. Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course. Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 23 mi today.
14 – Fri 12 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 22 total No school! Ran 12 miles in the A.M. at easy pace over easy hills course. Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 22 miles today.
15 – Sat 10 miles – slow pace, flat (1 good hill) Blew it – only ran once for about 10 mi. at slow pace over flat course w/ 1 good hill.
16 – Sun 18 + miles – easy pace, flat Only ran once – 18-20 miles at easy pace over flat course – felt lazy in the P.M.

Miles for week :130+

17 – Mon 9 miles in am – flat 10 miles in pm – slow pace, flat 19 total Ran about 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course. Ran 10 miles at slow pace in P.M. over flat course 10 – 15° with 20-35 mph winds = 30 below wind chill = fun!! Total miles run today 19.
18 – Tue 9 miles in am – slow pace, flat Disaster! Only ran once – about 9 mi, in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course. Bitch weather – icy cold & 30 mph winds. Lovely arctic New England.
19 – Wed 10 miles in am – good pace, flat w.2 good hills 11 miles in pm – good pace, easy hills 21 total Ran 10 mi. in A.M. over flat course w/2 good hills at good pace. Ran 11 mi. in P.M. over easy hills course at good pace for a total of 21 miles today.
20 – Thurs 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat w 1-2 good hills 13 miles in pm – slow pace, easy hills 23 total Warmth – middle 30°s !! WOW!!! Ran 10 mi. at OK pace over flat course w/ 1-2 good hills, ran 13 miles in P.M. at slow pace over easy hills course – felt tired. Total miles today 23.
21 – Fri 10 miles in am – good pace, fairly hilly 12 miles in pm – OK pace, easy hills 22 total   Ran 10 mi. in A.M. over fairly hilly course at good pace – pooped. Ran 12 mi. over easy hills course in P.M. at OK pace for a total of 22 miles today.
22 – Sat 11 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat, 1 good hill 21 total Ran 11 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 10 mi. (?) in P.M. over flat course w/ 1 good hill at easy pace. Windy & cold – wind chill maybe 20 below. Total miles run today 21.
23 – Sun 24+ miles in am – slow pace, flat Sunny & warm – upper 30′s. Ran only once today for 24+ miles at slow pace over flat course in A.M.

Miles for week :139

24 – Mon 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat , 1 good hill 14 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 24 total Ran 10 mi. in A.M. over flat course w/ 1 good hill at OK pace. Ran 14 mi. flat course at OK pace in P.M. for a total of 24 mi. today.
25 – Tues 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat, 1 good hill 10 miles on track – 4 x 1miles @ 4:50 pace; 3 x 1/2 @ 2:12, 2:15, 2:15; 3 x 660 @ 1:41, 1:40, 1:38; jogged a few miles 20 total Ran 10 mi. at OK pace over flat course w/ 1 good hill in A.M. Ram 4 1-miles at 4:50 pace w/ 4 min. jog. Ran 3 1/2′s in 2:12, 2:15, 2:15 then 3 660′s in 1:41, 1:40, 1:38 – jogged a few miles, for a total of 20 mi. today.
26 – Wed 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat with 1 hill 10 miles in pm – easy pace, easy hills 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over flat course w/ 1 good hill at easy pace – pooped! Ran 10 mi. in P.M. over easy hills course at easy pace – ate too much before running! Total miles today 20.
27 – Thurs 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat Nasty weather out – ran only once for 9 mi. at easy pace over flat course in A.M. Ugh. mileage too low.
28 – Fri 7 miles in am – easy pace, flat 2 miles on track – approx. 9:00; Millrose Games; jog 1 10 total Run Millrose Games 2 – mile run. Eeek!! Placed well back in about 9 mins. after a 4:25 1st mile. Felt slightly feverish & very tired by the time I ran (10:30 P.M.) Ran 7 mi. easy in the A.M. over a flat course for a total of 10 mi. today. mileage too low!
29 – Sat 14 miles in pm – slow pace, flat Cold & windy – 1° to 13° all day – wind chill worse! Ran only once at slow pace in P.M. over flat course for a total of 14 mi. Ugh. Ugh – mileage too low!
30 – Sun 22 miles in am – slow pace, flat Cold – as usual – & windy. Ran about 22 mi. in total, including a 4 mi. race in Central Park in the A.M. Slow pace, over flat course – on & off running.

Miles for week :119

31 – Mon 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat, 1 good hill 4 miles in pm – stopped after knee hurt 14 total Cold & windy – what else is new?! Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over flat course w/ 1 good hill at OK pace. Ran about 4 mi. in the P.M. before rt outer knee hurt and tightened so had to stop. Total mi. ran today 14 mi.

January Monthly Total: 610 Back to Top

February 1977

   

1 – Tue 1 mile – knee injury Ran about 1 mi. before rt. knee began to hurt. No more running.
2 – Wed 5 miles in am – slow, flat course 5 miles in pm – slow, flat course 10 total Ran about 5 mi. in A.M. and P.M. both times very slow over flat courses for a total of 10 mi. today. Rt. knee hurt after & during 2nd run – layoff time.
3 – Thurs 0 miles No running – rested leg. 0 miles. Agony!
4 – Fri 0 miles Warm out – 35°
5 – Sat 3 miles in am 7 miles in pm 10 total Warm out – 30° Ran 3 mi. in the A.M. and 7 mi. in the P.M. for a total of 10 mi. today. Didn’t feel injury – but am wary.
6 – Sun ???? miles in am – easy pace Cold out – 20° and 25 mph winds – but Sunny. Ran nearly _0 miles in A.M. at easy pace.- leg felt OK – critical days are next few – whew!

Miles for week : 55 ???  

7 – Mon 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12+ miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 8 mi. at easy pace in A.M. over flat course. Ran 12+ miles in P.M. at easy pace over flat course for a total of 20 miles today.
8 – Tue 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat 7 miles indoors – 5:00 miles and jog ?? 15 total Ran 8 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran indoors ??? 5 min. miles before leg (rt. quadriceps) and recent injury to rt. lower thigh began to twinge. Total mi. run today 15.
9 – Wed 13+ miles in am Leave for Japan in the A.M. Ran 13-14 mi. at easy pace at LaGuardia JFK in the A.M.
10 – Thurs 0 miles Lost in Space – flying to Japan – lost today 0 miles today/
11 – Fri 8 miles in am – easy pace Ran 1 hr. (8 mi.) at easy pace around lake near Mt. Heia in Kyoto in A.M.
12 – Sat 0 miles Did not run – 0 miles today.
13 – Sun 27 miles – Kyoto Marathon – 1st in 2:14:26 Run Kyoto Marathon. Won 9th Kyoto Marathon in 2:14:26. Really zonked, the last 10 k’s especially. Stopped twice completely for water. 20k in 63:13, 21 km in 1:06, 25 km -1:18, 30 km 1:34, 35 km – 1:50, 40 km 2:06. Last 2 km took 7:47. Total miles run today 27, Injured leg felt OK!

Miles for week : 83+  

14 – Mon 10 miles – ran in place in am and pm Ran in place in A.M. and P.M. indoors in Kyoto Tower Hotel – stretched a lot and took 2 hot baths. Worth 10 mi.
15 – Tue 10 miles – ran in place in am and pm Ran in place in A.M. and P.M. in Kyoto Tower hotel and stretched a lot. Worth 10 mi.
16 – Wed 5 miles at 6:30 am – easy pace Ran 5 mi. at 6:30 A.M. in Tokyo – cold. at easy pace.
17 – Thurs 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 21 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 21 mi. today.
18 – Fri 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 11+ miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20+ total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 11-12 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace over flat course for a total of 20+ miles today.
19 – Sat 12 miles in am – easy pace, flat 8 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20 total Ran 12 mi. at easy pace over flat course in A.M. Ran 8 mi. at OK pace over flat course in P.M. for a total of 20 miles today. Quadriceps of both legs, especially the rt. leg are sore/tight.
20 – Sun 20 miles in am – 7:00 pace, hilly Ran about 20 mi. over B.A.A. Marathon course at 7 min. pace in A.M. Legs, especially quadriceps and rt. calf are achey – sore.

Miles for week : 106

21 – Mon 11 miles in am – slow pace, flat 9+ miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 11 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course. Ran 9+ miles in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
22 – Tue 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. and 10 mi. in the A.M. both times at easy pace over flat courses for a total of 20 mi. today. Legs are less achey and am beginning to feel some zip!
23 – Wed 10 miles in am – slow pace, flat 12 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 22 total Ran 10 mi. at slow pace in the A.M. over flat course. Ran 12 mi. at OK pace over flat course in P.M. for a total of 22 mi. today.
24 – Thurs 12 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles indoors – 5 x 1 mile @ 5:00, 4:44, 5:00, 4:44, 5:00; 1.5 miles @ 4:44 pace, plus jogging 22 total Ran 12 mi. over flat course in A.M. at OK pace. Ran indoors 1 mi – 5 min – 1 mi – 4:44 – 1 mi – 5 min – 1 mi – 4:44 – 1 mi – 5 min – 1 1/2 at 4:44 pace. Total miles run today 22.
25 – Fri 8 miles in am – easy pace 12 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Warm out – 47° !! Eek – Heat stroke! Ran 8 mi. at easy pace in A.M. and ran 12 mi. in P.M. at easy pace over flat course for a total of 20 mi. today.
26 – Sat 15 miles in am – easy pace, flat 9 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 24 total Warm out – ran 15 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 9 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 24 mi. today.
27 – Sun 23 miles (approx) in am – easy to OK pace, flat, some hills 9 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 32 total Ran approximately 23 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace except last 10 at OK pace over generally flat course w/ some rolling hills. Ran 9+ miles in P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 32 miles today.

Weekly total: 160

28 – Mon 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 14-15 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 23+ miles Warm out again! Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace. Ran about 14-15 mi. at OK pace over flat course in P.M. for a total of 24 miles today.

February Monthly Total: 427 Back to Top

March 1977

   

1 – Tue 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 11 miles indoors – 6 x 1mile, with jogging 20 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran indoors 6 – 1 miles with 2 min. intervals – total miles run today 20.
2 – Wed 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 12 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 21 mi. Ran 9 mi. over flat course at OK pace in A.M. and ran 12 mi. over flat course in P.M. at easy pace – more tomorrow.
3 – Thurs 9 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 12+ miles in pm – easy pace, easy hills 21+ total Ran 9 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace windy. 3rd day in a row, but warm. Ran 12+ miles in P.M. over easy hills course at easy pace for a total of 21 mi. today.
4 – Fri 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 12 miles in pm – easy pace 21 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran 12 mi. at easy pace in P.M. for a total of 21 mi. today.
5 – Sat 20 miles [based on total] in am – easy pace, easy hills 11 miles in pm – OK pace, easy hills 31 total Ran an easy pace over easy hills course in A.M. Ran an OK pace 11 mi. in P.M. over easy hills course for a total of 31 mi. today. Good!!
6 – Sun 15 miles in am – easy pace, flat 6 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 21 total Ran 15 mi. at easy pace over flat course in A.M. Ran 6 mi. at easy pace over flat course in P.M. for a total of 21 mi.

Miles for week : 158  

7 – Mon 14 miles in am – easy pace, rolling hills 10 miles in pm – easy pace 24 total Ran about 14 mi. at easy pace around Central Park in A.M. Ran 10 mi. at easy pace on Riverside Dr. (N.Y.) in P.M. for a total of 24 mi. today.
8 – Tue 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 11+ miles in pm – indoors – 6 x 1 mile @ 4:55 pace ( 1/4 jog), 2 miles in 10:00, plus jogging 20+ total Warm (49°) out. Ran 9 mi. in A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran indoors 6 – 1 miles at 4:55 pace with 1/4 mi. jog – then ran 10:00 2 mi. – for a total of 20+ miles today.
9 – Wed 9 miles in am – easy pace 13 miles in pm – OK pace 22 total Warm out – 66° !! Jesus Christ! tomorrow the same or higher!! Ran 9 mi. at easy pace in A.M. and 13 mi. around Spot Pond in P.M. at OK pace for a total of 22 mi. today. More tomorrow.
10 – Thurs 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 13 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 22 total Ran 9 mi. over easy flat course in A.M. at easy pace; felt tired. Ran 13 mi. in P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 22 mi. today.
11 – Fri 7.5 miles @ 7 am – 3 good hills 9 miles @ noon – easy pace, flat 6.5 miles in pm – flat 23 total Warm out & sunny. Ran 7 1/2 mi. at 7:00 A.M. to school over course w/ 3 good hills. Ran 9 mi. at noon over flat course at easy pace and ran 6 1/2 miles home over flat course – pooped. Ran 23 mi. today.
12 – Sat 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy and ran 10 mi. in N.Y. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
13 – Sun 4.5 miles to start of race 10 miles – 48:41 – 1st, course record [race unknown] jogged after race, then 2hrs. later ran 4 miles easy 22 total Ran 4 1/2 mi. easy to start of race then won 10 miles race in 48:41 ( new course record! O mi god!) then jogged ??? mi. ??? – then 2 hr. later 4 mi. easy for a total of 22 mi. today.

Miles for week :153  

14 – Mon 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 11 miles in pm – very slow, flat 20 total Ran 9 mi. at easy pace in A.M. over flat course. Ran a very slow 11 mi. in P.M. over flat course – need sleep! 20 mi. today – more tomorrow!
15 – Tue 10 miles in am – hard pace, flat w/ 1 hill 15+ miles in pm – OK pace, flat 25+ total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at hard pace over flat course w/ 1 good hill. Ran 15+ mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 25 mi. today.
16 – Wed 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat w/ 1 good hill 13 miles in pm – slow pace, flat 22 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course w/ 1 good hill. Ran 13 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at slow pace for a total of 22 mi. today. Tired – should have gone to bed earlier! Instead read Track & Field News until 11 P.M. !
17 – Thurs 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 11+ miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran 11 – 12 mi. at easy pace in P.M. over flat course for a total of 20 mi.
18 – Fri 9 miles in am – easy pace A BLIZZARD STRUCK!! 0 MI. GAWD! Only ran once in the A.M. at easy pace for 9 mi. Resting for Holyoke race tomorrow.
19 – Sat 7.7 miles – 40:22 for 1st – Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race 6miles – after race [ must have done some before race] 20 total Run Holyoke 7.7 mi. r. race . Won race in 40:22 – ran easy for 3 mi. afterwards and another easy 3 mi. 2 – 3 hours later – total mi. today 20.
20 – Sun 10 miles in am – flat 18 miles later in am – easy hills 28 total Ran 10 mi. over flat course in A.M. and 45 min. – 1 hr later – ran 18 mi. over easy hills course for a total of 28 mi. today – all in the A.M. Eek! Irish jigged in the P.M. Zapped!

Miles for week : 144  

21 – Mon 15 miles in am – slow pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 25 total Ran 15 mi. at slow pace over flat course in the A.M. Ran about 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 25 mi. today.
22 – Tue 10 miles in am – hard pace, flat w/1 hill 6 miles in pm 16 total STORM STRUCK! EEK! Ran 10 mi. at hard pace over flat course w/ 1 good hill in A.M. Ran 6 mi. in P.M. – quit early due to deadly weather – lack of warm clothing on. Total mi. run today 16.
23 – Wed 15-18 miles in am – slow pace, flat 8-9 miles in pm – OK pace, flat w/ 3 small hills 25(?) total Stormy-cold-windy. Ran 15 – 18 mi. at slow pace over flat course much of it through woods over small rolling hills in A.M. Ran 8 – 9 mi. at OK pace over flat course w/ 3 small hills in P.M. for a total of 25 (?) mi. today.
24 – Thurs 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – Boston hills, 4 x Heartbreak Hill – hard 21 total Windy out & cold – 38°. Nice Spring weather! Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over the Boston hills – including 4 hard repeats of Heartbreak Hill. Then on to the Elliot! Total mi. today 21.
25 – Fri 8 miles in am – easy pace 12 miles in pm – easy pace 20 total Pooped – only 5 1/2 hrs. sleep – eek! Ran about 8 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace and 12 mi. in the P.M. also at easy pace for a basic 20 mi. today – more tomorrow.
26 – Sat 21+ miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – rolling small hills & woods course 31+ total Ran about 21+ miles over flat course in A.M. with GBTC crew at OK pace. Ran 10 mi. in P.M. over rolling small hills & woods course for a total of 31+ miles today.
27 – Sun 13+ miles in am – flat w/small hills 12 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 25 total Beautiful Spring day! Ran 13+ miles in the A.M. over flat course w/ small hills and ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 25 mi. today.

Miles for week : 163

28 – Mon 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat course 12 in pm – OK pace, flat 20 total Warm out – ran 8 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course and ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 20 mi. today. Tired – not enough sleep last night.
29 – Tue 9 miles in am – flat 11 miles in pm – slow pace, flat 20 total Warm out – 78°. Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course. Ran 11 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at slow pace . Rt. knee where I fell on Sat. is still sore! Shit! 20 mi. today.
30 – Wed 10 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 13+ miles in pm – OK pace, fairly hilly 23+ total Hot – 81°. Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over easy hills course at easy pace – spaced out – only 5 hrs. sleep last night! Ran 13 – 14 mi. in the P.M. over fairly hilly course at OK pace for a total of 23-24 mi. today.
31 – Thurs 11 miles – most likely @ Central Park Windy out – went to Pepsi in N.Y. so only ran once for 11 mi. on loop course – hit hill 3 times.

March Monthly Total: 669 Back to Top

April 1977

   

1 – Fri 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 12 miles in pm – flat w/2 short steep hills 21 total Nice out – 51°. Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ 2 small steep hills for a total of 21 mi. today.
2 – Sat 20 miles in am – OK pace, flat 8-9 miles in pm – OK pace, few good hills 28+ total Ran 20 mi. flat – 2 lakes course in A.M. at OK pace – felt a lot better than I have for a while – got some sleep – rt. knee still hurts and it’s one week after the accident. Ran 8 – 9 mi. in the P.M. w/ a few good hills at OK pace for a total of 28 mi. today.
3 – Sun 15 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, flat w/ few hills 25 miles Windy! Ran 15 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ few hills at OK pace for a total of 25 mi. today.

Miles for week : 148  

4 – Mon 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 14+ miles in pm – good pace, flat w/ easy hills 23+ total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran 14 – 15 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ easy hills at good pace – felt OK except rt. knee still bugging me – am icing it. Total mi. run today 26 [not using normal math?].
5 – Tue 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10+ miles in pm – OK to good pace, hills 19+ total Ran 9 mi. in doo-doo rain in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course. Ran 10+ mile B.C. “hills” course at OK to good pace in P.M. for a total of 20 mi. today.
6 – Wed 7 miles in am – slow pace, flat w/ 2 good hills 9+ miles in am – slow pace 6 miles in pm – slow pace, flat 22+ total Ran about 7 mi. at slow pace over flat course w/ 2 good hills at 7:15 A.M. Ran 9+ mi. at slow pace at 11:40 A.M. and ran 6 mi. at slow (pooped!!!) pace over flat course in P.M. for a total of 22+ mi. today. Knee still zapped but can run…
7 – Thurs 9 miles – easy pace, flat Ran only once today for 9 mi. at easy pace over flat course.
8 – Fri 13 miles in am – OK pace, flat w/ few hills 7 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20 total Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. over flat course w/ few hills at OK pace. Ran 7 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
9 – Sat 13 miles in am – easy pace, flat 7 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Windy again! & Cold! Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 7 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
10 – Sun 15 miles in am – easy pace, hilly 10 miles in pm – good pace, easy hills 25 total. Windy again – but warmer. Ran 15 mi. at easy pace over hilly course in A.M. and ran 10 mi. in P.M. over easy hills course at good pace for a total of 25 mi. today.

Miles for week : 138

11 – Mon 8+ miles in am – last 4 hard, flat 11 miles in pm – OK to hard pace, flat w/few small hills 19+ total Ran 8+ – 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course – last 4 mi. hard; ran 11 mi. at OK pace over flat course w/ few small hills at OK to hard pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
12 – Tue 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm 18 total Hot out – middle 80° – feel like shit due to prolonged stay at Elliot this night. Ran 8 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 10 mi. in the evening for a total of 18 mi. today.
13 – Wed 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 8 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 12 mi. (?!) in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
14 – Thurs 6+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 9+ miles in pm – easy pace 15+ total Cooler (Praise the Lord!) but windy. Ran 6 – 7 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 9+ mi. or so at easy pace in P.M. for a total of 15+ mi. today.
15 – Fri 10+ miles in am – easy course Windy out – 64°. Ran 10+ mi. over easy course in mid-day. Rested for marathon & skipped 2nd run – as experiment!!!!
16 – Sat 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat Ran only once for 8 miles at easy pace over flat course in A.M.
17 – Sun 3 miles in am – quick pace, flat Ran 3 mi. at quick pace in A.M. over flat course.

Miles for week : 155  

18 – Mon 20 miles or so – Boston Marathon DNF Run Boston Marahton Dropped out after getting over the top of Heartbreak Hill – was in perhaps 10th – 20 place by leg hamstring (rt.) and calf cramps were becoming worse as were frequency of stops from side-aches and dehydration & fatigue. Ran OK pace 1st 3 – 5 miles than began to burn and Jerome Drayton (eventual winner) and I dueled until he left me at about 14 – 15 miles. Hot (80°s) & sunny!! I think my difficulties were: 1- too much training was not strength building but tired slower running. 2- not enough speed (race-pace) training – due to injuries in Feb. & March 3- Dog-doo hot weather – was 20° higher than I was ready for in marathon!
19 – Tue 3 miles in pm Ran an easy 3 mi. in the P.M. legs fairly tight but not that bad blister not bad – spaced though.
20 – Wed 7+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 6+ miles in pm 14 total Ran about 7+ miles in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran about 6+ miles in the P.M. for a total of 14 mi. today.
21 – Thurs 10+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 7 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 17 total Ran 10+ mi. over flat course in the A.M. at easy pace and ran 7 mi. at easy pace over flat course for a total of 17 mi. today.
22 – Fri 11 miles in am – easy pace, flat 6 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 17 total Ran 11 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 6 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total 17 mi. today.
23 – Sat 12 miles in am – easy pace, flat Ran only once – blew it! Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace.
24 – Sun 11+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 8+ miles in pm – easy to good pace, flat 20 total Ran 11+ mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 8+ mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy to good pace for a total of 20 mi. today.

Miles for week : 103

25 – Mon 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 8 miles in pm – flat w/ 3 small hills 17 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 8 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ 3 small hills for a total of 17 mi. today.
26 – Tues 7 miles @ 7:15 am – easy pace, flat w/1 good hill 9 miles @ noon – easy pace, flat 6 miles in pm – flat w/3 small hills 22 total Ran 7 mi. at easy pace over flat course w/ 1 good hill in the early (7:15 A.M.) A.M. and ran 9 mi. at easy pace over flat course at noon and ran 6 mi. over flat course w/ 3 small hills in P.M. for a total of 22 mi. today.
27 – Wed 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 11 miles in pm – B.C. track – 4 x 3/4 mile @ 3:35+, 1 mile @ 4:55, plus warm up, warm down, jogs between 20 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran on B.C. track in P.M. – 4 3/4′s in 4:45+ pace and 1 mile at 4:55 pace w/ 1/4 mi. jog in between. 2 mi. warmup and warmdown. Total miles run today 20.
28 – Thurs 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 8 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course and ran 12 mi. at easy pace over flat course in P.M. for a total of 20 mi. today.
29 – Fri 8+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 18+ total Ran 8+ mi. at 6 A.M. over flat course w/ easy hills. Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at easy pace – pooped today. Total miles run today [18+]
30 – Sat 12 miles in am – easy pace, flat 8 miles in pm – on track – 6 x 1/2 @ 2:20 pace(1/4 jog), plus jogs 20 total Ran about 12 mi. over flat course in A.M. at easy pace. Ran 6-1/2′s in P.M. w/ 1/4 mi. jog between – at 2:20 pace. Total mi. run today 20.

April Monthly Total: 587 Back to Top

May 1977

 

1 – Sun 14+ miles in am – OK pace, flat 9+ miles in pm – OK pace, flat 24 (approx) total Ran 14+ mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course. Ran 9+ mi. in the P.M. at OK pace over flat course for a total of 25 mi. today. Sunny & coolish.

Miles for week : 141

2 – Mon 8+ miles in am – OK pace, flat 11 miles in pm – OK pace, flat w/ easy hills 19+ total Ran 8-9 miles in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course. Ran about 11 miles over flat course w/ easy hills at OK pace in P.M. for a total of 20 mi. today.
3 – Tue 9 miles in am – OK to good pace, flat 9 miles on track – 3 x 1/2 @ 2:18; 1 miles @ 4:38; 5 x 1/2 @ 2:18; 3/4 @ 3:30; 1/4 jog between; warm up & down 18 total Beeyoutiful day – 65° sunny-cool-but windy. Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. at OK to good pace over flat course and ran 3 – 1/2′s – 2:18 pace – a mile 4:38, 5 more 1/2′s – 2:18 pace and a 3/4 mi at 70 sec. 1/4 pace – all w/ 1/4 mi. jog in between. Felt fairly good. Total mi. run today 18.
4 – Wed 6+ miles in am – easy pace, flat w/some hills 10 miles at noon – OK pace, flat 6 miles in pm – flat w/3 easy hills 22+ total Ran 6-7 mi. to school at easy pace over flat course w/ 3 easy hills – 1 tuff one. Ran 10 mi. at noon over flat course at OK pace. Ran 6 mi. home over flat course w/ 3 easy hills. Total miles run today 23.
5 – Thurs 12 miles in am – slow pace, flat 8 miles in pm – flat w/3 easy hills 20 total Sports Dinner – Speaking Engagement at Malden Catholic Ran 12 mi. over flat course in the A.M. at slow pace. Ran 8 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/3 easy hills for a total of 20 mi. today. Very tired – little sleep last night.
6 – Fri 6 miles in am – OK pace, 1 good hill 9 miles at noon – OK pace, flat 6 miles at 2:30 pm – flat 21 total Ran 6 mi. to school in the A.M. at OK pace – 1 good hill. Ran 9 mi. at noon over flat course at OK pace and ran 6 mi. home over flat course at 2:30 P.M. for a total of 21 mi. today.
7 – Sat 10 miles at B.C. track – 3 x (1/4, 1/2, 3/4) @ :69 pace; plus jogs 10 miles in pm – OK pace, easy course 20 total Nice out! Ran at B.C. track – 3 sets of 1/4 mi. – 1/2 mi. – 3/4 mi. all at 69 sec pace & into a headwind – felt OK. Ran ten miles in the P.M. over easy course at OK pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
8 – Sun 14+ miles in pm – easy pace, hilly trails, flat roads Ran only once in the P.M. for about 14-15 mi. over hilly forest trails & flat roads at easy pace. A rest day of sorts…

Miles for week : 134+  

9 – Mon 8 miles in am – slow Fart Monday!! Today was a meteorological phenomena! Blizzard snow, sleet and hail struck and 50 mph winds. Freaked out – only ran 8 mi. in the A.M. at slow (frozen!) pace. More tomorrow.
10 – Tue 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – flat w/some good hills 21 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ some good hills for a total of 21 mi. today. Cold, rainy & windy.
11 – Wed 9+ miles in am – OK to good pace, flat 11 miles – 3 x 1/2 w/ 1/4 jog, 3/4 miles, all @ :69 pace, warm-up & down 20 total Ran 9-10 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK to good pace. Ran 3 sets of 1/2 mi. – jog 1/4 mi, then 3/4 mi., all at 69 sec. pace. Warm-up and down – total mi. run today 20.
12 – Thurs 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 11 miles in pm – good pace, flat w/ few hills 20 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran 11 mi. in the P.M. at good pace over flat course w/ few hills for a total of 20 mi. today.
13 – Fri 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – flat 21 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over flat course (Charles River) in the P.M. for a total of 21 miles.
14 – Sat 13+ miles in am – easy pace, flat w/few easy hills 7 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20+ total Ran 13-14 mi. in the early P.M. at easy pace over flat course w/ few easy hills. Ran 7 mi. in P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 20-21 mi. today.
15 – Sun 5 miles in am – easy warm-up 10 miles + – Road Race – 1st in 49:49 5 miles of warm-down 20 total Ran 5 mi. easy in A.M. Won 2nd Charlie E. 10 mi. + road race in 49:49 - flat course but 1 tough hill – warmdown in all 5 mi. – total mi. today 20 mi.

Miles for week : 130+  

16 – Mon 9+ miles in am – OK pace 10+ miles in pm – OK to good pace, flat 20 total Warm out – low 80°s. Ran 9+ mi. in the A.M. at OK pace and ran OK to good pace 10+ miles in P.M. over flat course for a total of 20 mi. today.
17 – Tue 5 miles in am 5 miles in pm 10 total Ran 5 mi. in the A.M. and 5 mi. in the P.M. Cool out 10 mi. today.
18 – Wed unknown [Missing Page]
19 – Thurs unknown [Missing Page]
20 – Fri 2.5 miles at OK pace Ran about 2 1/2 mi. at OK pace – rested for race. Cool & windy out.
21- Sat Amsterdam Marathon – 1st place – 2:12:46.6 (Course Record) 27 total Won 3rd annual Amsterdam Marathon in record time of 2:12:46.6. 27 mi. today. Cool out – flat course – wind at our backs on way out and tough in our faces last 21 kilos. Splits were 30:49 (10km) 1:01:58 (20km) 1:05 (21km)
22 – Sun 6 miles – easy pace, flat Warm out. Ran about 6 mi. at easy pace over flat course – legs OK – have usual zapped energy feeling though.

Miles for week : 65+ known miles  

23 – Mon 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat 8 miles in pm – flat w/some small hills 16 total Warm again – 90° or so. Ran 8 mi. at noon over flat course at easy pace and ran 8 mi. + in P.M. over flat course w/ 8 small hills for a total of 16 mi. today.
24 – Tue 8+ miles in the am – flat w/ few easy hills 12 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20+ total Hot & humid – 90°s – Ran 8-9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course w/ few easy hills and ran about 12 mi. in the P.M. at easy pace over flat course for a total of 20 mi. today.
25 – Wed 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 11 miles in pm – easy pace, flat w/ easy hills 20 total Warm out! 90°s Ran 9 mi. in A.M. at easy pace over flat course. Ran 11 mi. in P.M. over flat course w/ easy hills at easy pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
26 – Thurs 9+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 9+ miles in pm – easy pace, flat w/ easy hills 19 total Cooler out – Praise Allah! Ran 9+ mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course and ran 9+ mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ easy hills at easy pace – very spaced out! for a total of 19 mi. today.
27 – Fri 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat Ran once for 9 mi. in A.M. at easy pace over flat course.
28 – Sat 20k – 1:00:55 – 1st in Wheeling Road Race 5+ easy after race 18 total Wheeler W. Va. 20K r. race Won 20k. hilly race in 1:00:55 Ran easy for 5+ more miles later for 18 mi. today.
29 – Sun 11-12 miles in am – OK pace, flat 8+ miles in pm – slow, flat 20 total Cool out – 60°s. Ran 11-12 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran 8+ mi. in the P.M. over flat course at slow pace for a total of 20 mi. today.

Miles for week : 122

30 – Mon 15 miles in am – easy pace, flat Only ran once- 15 mi. at easy pace over flat course in the A.M. – upper thighs ached & was leery of injury so rested -
31 – Tue 8+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 9 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 17+ total Beautiful day – cool & sunny. Ran 8-9 mi. in A.M. at easy pace over flat course and about 9 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace over flat course – eased off because of tiredness & tight upper thighs – total mi. run today 18.

May Monthly Total: 507+ (2 days missing from log) Back to Top

June 1977

 

1 – Wed 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – easy to fair pace w/ 4-5 50 yd. pick-ups, easy hills 21 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 12 mi. w/ 4-5 50 yd. pick-ups in P.M. – pace was easy to fair and course had some easy hills for a total of 21 mi. today.
2 – Thurs 9 miles in am – easy 12+ miles in pm – easy pace, easy hills 21+ total Ran at 6:00 A.M. in thunderstorm! Scared I’d be lighteninged to death. for 9 mi. at easy pace. Ran 12+ mi. over flat course w/ easy hills at easy pace – need more sleep – for a total of 21+ mi. today.
3 – Fri 12+ miles in am – easy 6-8 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20 (approx) total Ran 12-13 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace in Ct. and ran 6-8 mi. in P.M. at OK pace over flat course in N.Y. for a total of 20 mi. today.
4 – Sat 12 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – easy pace 24 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M., before watching the mini-marathon, at easy pace over flat Central Park course. Ran 12 mi. in the P.M. at easy pace for a total of 24 mi. today.
5 – Sun 12 miles in am – slow, flat 8 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace over Central Park course and ran 8 mi. in the P.M. over same course at OK pace for a total of 20 mi. today.

Miles for week : 138

6 – Mon 13+ miles in am – easy pace, flat Only ran once – due to business Wheeling & dealings all day in New York and driving home. Ran 13-14 mi. in A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Need more sleep!
7 – Tue 10 miles in pm – OK pace, easy hills Only ran in the P.M. – for 10 mi. at OK pace over easy hills course. Unable to run at school (in A.M.) because of school personnel (farts!) Pissed off!! Need more sleep.
8 – Wed 11 miles in am – easy pace, flat 9 miles in pm – easy hills 20 total Ran 11 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 9 mi. in the P.M. over easy hills course for a total of 20 mi. today. Need more sleep!
9 – Thurs 11+ in am – easy pace, several good hills 8+ in pm – OK pace, 4-5 60 yd pick-ups 20 (approx) total Ran 11-12 mi. in the A.M. w/ several good hills – at easy pace. Ran 8-9 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace w/ 4-5 60 yd. speed-ups for a total of 21 mi. today. Need more sleep!
10 – Fri 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 11 miles in pm 20 total Windy – 40 mph. Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 11 mi. in the P.M. for a total of 20 mi. today.
11 – Sat 12+ miles in am – OK pace, flat 7+ miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20 total Ran 12+ mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course and ran 7+ mi. in the P.M. at OK pace over flat course in the P.M. for a toal of 20 mi. today.
12 – Sun 4 miles easy before race 6.9 mile Litchfield Road Race – 1st in 33:04 4 miles easy after race 15 total Won Litchfield Road Race 6.9 mi. over flat course w/ 1 steep hill in P.M. in 33:04. Ran 4 mi. before race easy and 4 mi. after race easy for a total of 15 mi. today.

Miles for week : 118 (approx)  

13 – Mon 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 13 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 22 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills and ran 13 mi. in the P.M. at easy pace over flat course for a total of 22 mi. today.
14 – Tue 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat 70° s – semi-sunny. Ran 8 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course – no running in P.M. – slept & rested – trying to drop sore throat and head cold I’ve had since Saturday.
15 – Wed 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 11 miles at track – 6 x 1 mile @ 4:50 – 4:58 pace w/ 1/4 jog, 2 1/2 warm-up, ? warm-down 20 total Ran 9 mi. at OK pace in the A.M. over flat course w/ easy hills. Ran on the track 6 – 1 miles at 4:50 to 4:58 pace w/ 1/4 jog rest – 2 1/2 mi. warm-up. Total mi. run today 20. Still have sore throat – not a bad one though.
16 – Thurs 9 miles in am – OK to good pace, flat w/easy hills 10 miles in pm – hard (53:00 approx), easy hills 19 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. at OK to good pace over flat course w/ easy hills and ran a hard 10 mi. in 53:00 or so over easy hills course in P.M. for a total of 19 mi. today.
17 – Fri 16 miles in pm – OK to good pace, flat w/easy hills Ran only once today for 16 mi. at OK to good pace over flat course w/ easy hills in P.M.
18 – Sat 10 miles (approx) during the day Travelled to Providence, R.I. – left at 5 A.M. (ugh.) – where we were filmed for a T.V. ad on the environment – Ran perhaps 10 mi. all day – Drove to White Plains, N.Y.
19 – Sun 1/2 marathon – 1:06:05 – 1st at Westchester (NY) 1/2 marathon 4 miles later in pm 17+ total Won 1st Westchester 1/2 marathon in 1:06:05. Course not bad – hot & sunny though – upper 80° s – ran easy for 4 mi. later in the P.M. for a total of 17-18 mi. today.

Miles for week : 112 (approx)  

20 – Mon 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 12 miles in pm – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 21 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills. Ran 12 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills for a total of 21 mi. today.
21 – Tue 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 11 miles in pm – OK pace 20 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran 11 mi. at OK pace in P.M. for a total of 20 mi. today.
22 – Wed 9 miles in am – OK pace, flat 9 miles at track – 4 x 1mile @ 4:47 – 4:55 w/ 1/4 jog; 2 x 3/4 mile in 3:30; 2 miles warm down 18 total Cool – 70° s. Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills. Ran 4 – 1 mi. in 4:47 to 4:55 w/ 1/4 mi. slow jog interval and 2 – 3:30 – 3/4 mi. Warmdown 2 mi. Total miles today 18 mi.
23 – Thurs 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat w/easy hills 11 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 9 mi. at easy pace over flat course w/ easy hills in A.M. and ran 11 mi. in P.M. over flat course at easy pace – felt light-headed on 2nd run – ate too much – stuffed!! Total mi. run today 20.
24 – Fri 9 miles in am and pm – both easy pace, flat 18 total Ran about 9 mi. in the A.M. and 9 mi. in the P.M. at easy pace over flat course both times for a total of 18 mi.today.
25 – Sat 15 (approx) miles in am – OK pace, flat w/ small hills 7 + miles at track – 6 x 1/2 (1 @ 2:26, rest in 2:16-2:19); 4+ miles more 22+ total Ran near 15 mi. in the A.M. over flat course w/ small hills at OK pace. Ran 6 – 1/2 mi. on slow track – windy – and stuffed 1 in 2:26 then all 2:16 – 2:19, ran 4-6 more miles for a total of 22-23 mi. today.
26 – Sun 15+ miles in am – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 4 miles in pm – slow 19+ total Ran about 15-16 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills. Ran 4 mi. in P.M. at slow pace for a total of 20 mi. today.

Miles for week : 138+

27 – Mon 10 miles (approx) for the day Ran in the A.M. – may be 10 mi. in all – disgusted – ate too much – rotten mood.
28 – Tue 8+ miles in pm – easy hills 9 miles (approx) on track – 4 x (1/4, 1/2); 1 miles @ 4:39; additional jogging? 18 (?) total Hot & humid – upper 80° s. Ran 8-9 mi. in the P.M. over easy hills course and ran on the track later in the P.M. 4 sets of 1/4 – 1/2 mi. and 1 mi. (4:39) Total mi. run today 18.
29 – Wed 13 miles in am – flat w/small hills 11 miles in pm – slow pace, flat 24 total Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. over flat course w/small hills – weighed 129 at start of run and weighed 124-125 at finish! Ran 10 + 1 mi. in the P.M. at slow pace over flat course for a total of 24 mi. today.
30 – Thurs 14 miles in am – flat w/ easy hills 10 miles in pm – flat w/easy hills 24 total Middle 80° s. Ran 14 mi. in the A.M. over flat course w/ long easy hills and ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ long easy hills for a total of 24 mi. today – Pooped – legs & feet ache!

June Monthly Total: 550 (approx) Back to Top

July 1977

 

1 – Fri 11 miles in pm 9 miles on track – 10 x 1/4 (:68 – :63, last 1/4 :59), 4 miles warm down plus interval jogs, other (?) 20 total Ran 11 mi. in the P.M. and ran on the track in P.M. 10 1/4s 68 – 63 sec. last 1/4 in 59. 4 mi. warmdown – slow! Total miles run today 20.
2 – Sat 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, hilly 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course and ran 10 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace over hilly course. Rt. knee tendon strained in last mile of run! Felt depressed – hurt when I walked – was tired! Total mi. run today 20.
3 – Sun 5 miles in am – easy Ran only once for an easy 5 mi. in the A.M. Rt. knee felt bad when I walked but OK when I run.

Miles for week : 121  

4 – Mon 10km – 29:26 – 2nd at Peachtree – to Shorter 3 miles after race 10 miles in pm 20 total Run Atlanta “Peach” race. eeeeeeeek! Placed 2nd in 10,000 meter over hilly course – to Shorter – in 29:26 - 10 secs. slower than I ran last year – but it was much hotter this year – ran very hard! Ran 3 mi. right after the race – slow – and ran 10 mi. in P.M. ( 87° & humid) over race course for 20 mi. today.
5 – Tue 10 miles – OK pace, hilly Ran only once for 10 mi. over hilly course at OK pace – lack of sleep – felt pooped! Hot & humid in Georgia!
6 – Wed 14 miles in am – OK pace, flat 12 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 26 total Cooler! Praise Allah! Ran 14 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course and ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 26 mi. today.
7 – Thurs 13 miles in am – slow, flat w/short hills 11 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 24 total Cool out Ran about 13 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course w/ short hills and ran 11 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 24 mi. today
8 – Fri 12 miles in am – OK to good pace, flat 11 miles in pm – OK to good pace, flat 23 total Cool out & rainy Ran about 12 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK to good pace and did the same for 11 mi. in the P.M. for a total of 23 mi. today.
9- Sat 12 miles in am – OK pace, flat 8 miles on track – 7 x 1/2 @ 2:10 – 2:14 w/ 1/4 jog, warm up/warm down? 20 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course. Ran 7 – 1/2′s on Stoneham J.H.S. track w/ 1/4 mi. jog “rest” all in 2:10 – 2:14 – felt good. Total mi. run today 20.
10 – Sun 13 miles in am – easy pace, flat 8+ in pm – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 21 total Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course and ran 8+ mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ easy hills at OK pace for a total of 21 mi.

Miles for week : 144

11 – Mon 21 miles (approx) total – 2 work-outs Run W. Va. 15k race (?) Believe I ran 23 mi. today in 2 work-outs – it may have been as low as 20 mi – will take the middle 21+
12 – Tue 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 11 miles in pm – OK to good pace, hilly course 21 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills and ran 11 mi. in the P.M. over B.C. hills at OK to good pace for a total of 21 mi. today.
13 – Wed 11 miles in am – easy pace, flat w/easy hills 9 miles – OK pace w/speed-ups, flat 20 total Humid!! Ran 11 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course w/easy hills. Ran 9 mi. over flat course OK pace – few speed-ups at [ ? & ?] Rodgers.20 mi. total.
14 – Thurs 13 miles in am 7 miles in pm 20 total Hot & Humid. Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. and 7 mi. in the P.M. for a total of 20 mi. today.
15 – Fri 10 miles in am 12 miles in pm – hilly 22 total Catskill (N.Y.) Mts Hot and Humid Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and a hilly 12 mi. in the P.M. at 3000′ altitude – for a total of 22 mi. today.
16 – Sat 16 miles in am – easy pace, hilly 5 miles in pm – easy 21 total 3000 ft. altitude Hot & Humid Ran off & on over hilly course for 16 mi. at easy pace in A.M. and ran an easy 5 mi. in P.M. for a total of 21 mi. today.
17 – Sun 12 miles in am 8 miles in pm 20 total Hot & Humid Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. and 8 mi. in the P.M. for a total of 20 mi. today.

Miles for week : 145  

18 – Mon 12+ miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 22 total Hot & Humid Ran 12+ mi. over flat course in A.M. at OK pace and ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 22 mi. today.
19 – Tue 10 miles in am 10 miles in pm 20 total Hot & Humid Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and 10 mi. in the P.M. for a total of 20 mi. today.
20 – Wed 12 miles in am – good pace, flat 10 miles in pm – good pace, flat 22 total Hot & Humid Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. and 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat courses at good pace for a total of 22 mi. today.
21 – Thurs 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in am – OK pace, last 5 miles hilly 20 total Hot & Humid Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace. Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace – last 5 mi. hilly for 20 mi. today. Rained! & got cooler!!!
22 – Fri 13 miles in am – good pace, flat 10 miles in pm – 55:00, hills course 23 total !!! Cooler – Praise Allah!! Ran 13 mi. at good pace in A.M. over flat course w/ short hills and ran 10 mi. B.C. hills course in 55 min. in P.M. for 23 mi. today.
23 – Sat 13 miles in am – good pace, flat 13 miles in pm – hard pace, flat 26 total Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. at good pace over flat course and ran same 13 mi. course in P.M. at hard pace for a total of 26 mi. today.
24 – Sun 16 miles in am – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 10 miles in pm – good pace, flat w/easy hills 26 total Ran 16 mi. at OK pace over flat – easy hills course in A.M. and ran 10 mi. over flat – easy hills course at good pace in P.M. for 26 mi. today.

Miles for week : 159

25 – Mon 16 miles in am – OK pace 10 miles in pm – easy hills 26 total Ran 16 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace and ran 10 mi. in P.M. over easy hills course for a total of 26 mi. today.
26 – Tues 15 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 10 miles in pm – fast pace, easy hills 25 total Ran 15 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over easy hills course and 10 mi. at fast pace over easy hills course in P.M. for a total of 25 mi. today.
27 – Wed 13 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 11 miles at track – 6 x 1/2 and 6 x 1/4 @ :70 pace; 2 mile warm up and warm down 24 total Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. over easy hills course at OK pace and ran 6 – 1/2s and 6 – 1/4s in 70 sec. pace on track – 2 mi. warm up & warm down for a total of 24 mi. today. Sauna & jacuzzi afterwards
28 – Thurs 13 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 9+ miles in pm – flat |22 total Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. over easy hills course at OK pace and ran 9+ mi. in P.M. over flat course for a total of 22 mi. today.
29 – Fri 13 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 23 total Ran 13 mi. over flat course in A.M. at easy pace and 10 mi. in P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 23 mi. today.
30 – Sat 14+ in am – slow to OK pace, flat 9 miles (approx) total – 10,000m beach race, warm up & warm down 23+ total Ran 14-15 mi. in the A.M. at slow to OK pace over flat course and ran 10000 m. beach race in training shoes over slow rocky soft-sandy surface at hard pace – ran easy before and after race for a total of 23-24 mi. today.
31 – Sun 10k race – 31:30 6 miles (approx) before & after race 8 miles later – easy pace, flat 20 total Hotter – middle 80°s Ran 10000 m. race in 31:30 (w/ training shoes) and ran before & after race for near 12 mi. in early P.M. Ran 8 mi. on flat course in P.M. at easy pace for a total 20 mi. today. Sideache returned!

Miles for week : 163 July Monthly Total: 636 Back to Top

August 1977

   

1 – Mon 11 miles in am – slow pace, flat 9 miles in pm – easy pace, flat w/easy hills 20 total Hot & humid Ran 11 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course and ran 9 mi. at easy pace over flat course w/ easy hills – poured heavily on P.M. run! 20 mi. today – rested
2 – Tue 14 miles – OK to good pace, flat w/easy hills 9+ miles in pm – flat 23 total Ran near 14 mi. over flat course w/ easy hills at OK to good pace and ran 9+ miles over flat course in P.M. for a total of 23 mi. today.
3 – Wed 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles (approx) on track – 7 x 1 mile @ 4:40 – 4:45 pace w/ 1/4 jog, (warm up, warm down?) 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 7 repeat miles at 4:40 to 4:45 pace w/ 1/4 mi. jog interval – total miles run today 20+.
4 – Thurs 12 miles in am – OK to good pace, easy hills 9+ miles in pm – easy pace, flat 21+ total Humid! Ran 12 mi. over easy hills course in A.M. at OK to good pace – felt OK. Ran 9-10 mi. in P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 22 mi. today.
5 – Fri 11 miles in am – easy pace, flat 9 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Hot & Humid Ran about 11 mi. in the A.M. and about 9 mi. in the P.M., both at easy pace, over flat courses for a total of 20 mi. today.
6 – Sat 10 miles in am – good pace, flat w/easy hills 9+ miles in pm – flat w/easy hills 19+ total Hot & humid Ran 10 mi. at good pace over flat course w/easy hills in A.M. and ran 9.5 miles over flat course w/easy hills in P.M. for a total of -20 mi. today.
7 – Sun 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat 4 miles in pm – easy pace 14 total Ran 10 mi. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills in A.M. and ran easily for 4 mi. in the P.M. for 14 mi. today. Resting for shot at U.S. records in 5 distances.

Miles for week : 137

8 – Mon 9 miles in am – fast pace, flat 5 miles in pm – good to OK pace, flat 14 total Ran 9 mi. at fast pace over flat course in A.M. and ran 5 mi. at good to OK pace over flat course in P.M. for a total of 14 mi. today.
9 – Tue 13 miles (approx) @ 7 pm – 4 American records – set on track at Boston University. 15km – 43:39.8, 10 miles – 46:35, 20km – 58:15 and 1 hr run – 12 miles, 1351yards and 2 feet! Ran on the track at 7 P.M. (B.U.) for 4 American records – 15km – 43:39.8 10 mi. – 46:35 20 km – 58:15 and 1 hr. run 12 mi. 1,351 yds. 2 feet!
10 – Wed 9 miles in am – good pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, hills 19 total Ran 9 mi. at good pace over flat course in A.M. ( 1 stop -T-L-S) and ran 10 mi. easy Boston hills course in P.M. for 19 mi. today. Calves ache & several good blisters!
11 – Thurs 10 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 10 mi. easy hills course in A.M. at OK pace and ran 10 mi. flat course at easy pace in P.M. for 20 mi. today.
12 – Fri 12 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 8 miles in pm – slow 20 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over easy hills course and ran 8 mi. in the P.M. at slow pace for a total of 20 mi. today. Calves didn’t ache too much – now its quadriceps!
13 – Sat 10 miles in am – easy hills 10 miles at track – 6 x 1/2 & 6 x 1/4 @ ;70 pace w/ jog between and warm up/warm down(?) 20 total Ran 10 mi. over easy hills course in A.M. Ran 6 – 1/2s and 6 1/4s at 70 sec. pace w/ 1/4 mi. a 220 yd. jog rest – 20 mi.
14 – Sun 20 miles in pm – 17.5 on slow track & 2.5 on roads Rain… Ran 17.5 mi. (70 laps) on N.H.S. track (gravelly-slow) and approx. 2.5 mi. home for 20 mi. in P.M.

Miles for week : 126

15 – Mon 7 miles @ 6 am 13 miles in pm – easy 20 total Ran 7 mi. at 6:00 A.M. (Ugh.) and 13 mi. easy in P.M. in Manhatten w/ G. Hirsh for 20 mi. today.
16 – Tue 12 miles in am 8+ miles in pm 19+ total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. and 8-9 miles in the P.M. for 20 mi. today.
17 – Wed 7 miles in am – easy 13 miles in pm 20 total !! Humid – Rainy Ran 7 mi. easy in A.M. at easy pace and ran 13 mi. in P.M. for 20 mi. today.
18 – Thurs 9+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 8 miles w/ 100m. pick-ups 2.7 miles at good pace 20 total Ran 9+ mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course – legs feel better after good nights rest – ran 8 mi. easy hills course w/ fartlek 100 m. pick-ups and then good pace 2.7 mi. fun-race 1 hour later for 20 mi. today.
19 – Fri 10 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 4+ miles in pm – easy 14+ total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over easy hills course and ran and ran 4-5 mi. in the P.M. at easy pace for a total of 15 mi. today. Resting for Falmouth R. Race.
20 – Sat 8 miles in pm – resting for race Ran only once 8 miles (approximately) in the early P.M. Resting for race.
21 – Sun 7+ miles – Falmouth Road Race – 1st in record 32:23 8 miles later 15 total Won 4th annual Falmouth Road Race in record time of 32:23 (7.1 mi.). Fairly clear & cool – OK to run. Ran 8 more miles after race for 15 mi. approximately today.

Miles for week : 116

22 – Mon 14 miles over Falmouth course Ran only once – blew it – for 14 mi. over Falmouth race course.
23 – Tue 12 miles – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, easy hills 22 total Pretty day! Not too hot. Ran 12 mi. in Wenham! at easy pace over flat course and ran 10 mi. in P.M. at OK pace over easy hills course for a total of 22 mi. today.
24 – Wed 11 miles in am – slow, flat w/ few hills 11 at track – 6 x 1/2 @ 2:20 for 4, 2:11, 2:15) w/ 1/4 jog; 6 x 1/4 @ :70 w/ 220 yd. jog; warm up & warm down (?) 22 total Ran 11 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course w/ few hills. Ran 6 – 1/2′s and 6 – 1/4′s at 70 sec. pace w/ 1/4 or 220 yd. jog “rest” one half (5) in 2:11 6th in 2:15 – Total miles run today 22.
25 – Thurs 8 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 7 miles in pm – flat 15 total Ran 8 mi. over easy hills course in A.M. at easy pace and ran 7 mi. in P.M. over flat course (in Flint, Michigan) – tired! 15 mi. today.
26 – Fri 5 miles for the day Only ran about 5 mi. in 2 work-outs!
27 – Sat 10 mile race – 3rd in 52:45 – Flint, Michigan 2 miles – warm-up, warm down(?) 12 total Hot & humid – Dog – poop weather! Felt terrible in 10 mile race ( 1 mi. – 4:52) 2 mi. – (9:43) (3 mi. 13:55) then a rapid slow-down – Felt weak & tired – lack of sleep!! plus ate big bacon & eggs breakfast at 9:30 A.M. Placed 3rd in 52:45. Total mi. run today 12.
28 – Sun 8 miles in am – easy pace, flat 9+ miles in pm – flat 17+ total Hot & humid – total mi. run today 17-18. Ran 8 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course and ran 9 1/2 mi. in P.M. over flat course.

Miles for week : 107+

29 – Mon 8 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 9 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 17 total Hot & humid – Ran about 8 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over easy hills course. Ran about 9 mi. at easy pace over flat course in P.M. for a total of 17 mi. today. Am still very pooped – though slept fairly good last night 1-2 more nights should be OK.
30 – Tues 10 miles in am – easy-slow pace, easy hills 10 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20 total Hot & humid – Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over easy hills course at easy-slow pace – still pooped. Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for a total of 20 mi. today.
31 – Wed 13 miles in am – OK pace, hilly 7 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20 total Ran 13 mi. over hilly course at OK pace in A.M. and ran 7 mi. at OK pace in P.M. over flat course for a total of 20 mi. today.

August Monthly Total: 543 Back to Top

September 1977

 

1 – Thurs 14 miles in am – easy pace, flat w/few short hills 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 24 total Hot & humid… Ran 14 mi. flat course w/ few short hills at easy pace in A.M. and ran 10 mi. flat course at easy pace in P.M. for 24 mi. today.
2 – Fri 14 miles in am – easy pace, flat w/few short hills 10 miles in pm – easy to OK pace, easy hills 24 total Hot & humid… Ran 14 mi. flat course w/ few short hills at easy to OK pace in A.M. and ran 10 mi. over easy hills course at OK to good pace in P.M. for 24 mi. today.
3 – Sat 15 miles in am – easy to OK pace, flat w/few easy hills 10 miles in pm – good pace, flat 25 total Humid – rain… Ran 15 mi. in the A.M. at easy to OK pace over flat course w/ few easy hills. Ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over easy hills course at good pace for 25 mi. today.
4 – Sun 16 miles in am – slow pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 26 total Ran 16 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace over flat course and ran 10 mi. in P.M. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills for 26 mi. today.

Miles for week : 156

5 – Mon 14 miles in am – good pace, flat 10 miles in pm – good pace, flat w/easy hills 24 total Ran 14 mi. at good pace in A.M. over flat course and 10 mi. in P.M. over flat course w/ easy hills at good pace for a total of 24 mi. today
6 – Tue 15 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy hills 25 total Ran 15 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course and ran 10 mi. over easy hills course in P.M. for 25 mi. today.
7 – Wed 14 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – [on track] 4 x 1/4, 4 x 1/2, 2 x 1 mile @ :71 pace, warm up & warm down(?) 24 total Ran 14 mi. at OK pace over flat course in A.M. and ran 4 – 1/4′s and 4 – 1/2′s and 2 repeat miles at 71 sec. pace. Total miles today 24.
8 – Thurs 18+ miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 6 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 24 total Ran 18+ miles in A.M. at OK pace over easy hills course and ran 6 mi. in P.M. at easy pace over flat course for a total of 24 mi. today.
9 – Fri 14 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 24 total Hot & humid – 80°s… Ran 14 mi. in A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 10 mi. in P.M. over flat course at easy pace for a total of 24 mi. today.
10 – Sat 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat 8 miles in pm – slow, flat 18 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course – tired! Ran 8 mi. + /- in P.M. at slow pace over flat course for 18 mi. today.
11 – Sun 1/2 Marathon – (13.2 miles?) – 1:04:21 – 1st Cleveland Heart-a-thon; 1/2 mile before race, 3 miles after, 6.5 miles later 23+ total Won 13.2 mi. race in 1:04:21 – ran 3 mi. easy after race 1/2 mi. before race and 6.5 mi. easy after race for 24 mi. today.

Miles for week : 161

12 – Mon 14 miles in am – easy pace, flat w/easy hills 11+ miles in pm – easy pace 25 total Ran 14 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course w/ easy hills and ran 11+ mi. at easy pace in P.M. for 25 mi. today.
13 – Tue 10 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 20 miles in pm – flat w/ hills at end 30 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over easy hills course at OK pace and ran 20 mi. over flat course w/ BAA marathon hills at end for 30 mi. today. Left foot hurt!
14 – Wed 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 21 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course and ran 12 mi. over flat course in P.M. at easy pace for 21 mi. today.
15 – Thurs 13 miles in am – OK pace, hilly Ram once today for 13 mi. in the A.M. over hilly course at OK pace.
16 – Fri 7 miles – easy pace, flat Ran only once for 7 mi. at easy pace over flat course.
17 – Sat 10 miles – 48:12 1st – Lynchburg 10 miler 10 + miles later – easy pace 22 total (2 miles warm up/warm down for race ?) Lynchburg 10 miler – Won 3rd Lynchburg 10 Miler in 48:12 ran 10+ miles at easy pace in D.C. for 22 mi. today – legs OK, etc.
18 – Sun 15 miles in am – OK to good pace, flat 10 miles in pm – slow, easy hills 25 total Ran 15 mi. in the A.M. at OK to good pace over flat course and ran 10 mi. at slow pace in P.M. over easy hills course. Very fatigued sore throat – 25 mi. today.

Miles for week : 143

19 – Mon 13 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills Humid… Ran 13 mi. at OK pace in A.M. over easy hills course. Was lazy and didn’t run again – Yoik.
20 – Tue 12 + miles in am – OK to good pace, easy hills 12 miles in pm – ran hard over B.C. hills 24 + total Cold & Rainy… Ran 12-13 mi. in the A.M. at OK to good pace over easy hills course and ran 12 mi. over B.C. hills course (ran hills hard) for 25 mi. today.
21 – Wed 10 miles in am – OK to good pace, easy hills 20 miles in pm – 6:00 pace, flat 30 total Cold & windy… Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over easy hills course at OK to good pace and ran 20 mi. flat course (2 lakes) in P.M. at 6 min. pace for 30 mi. today.
22 – Thurs 14 miles in am – OK to good pace, flat w/easy hills |10 miles in pm – OK to good pace 24 total Ran 14 mi. at OK to good pace in A.M. over flat course w/ easy hills – ran 10 mi. in the P.M. at OK to good pace for 24 mi. today.
:23 – Fri 13 miles in am – good pace, easy hills Ran 13 mi. in A.M. over easy hills course at good pace
24 – Sat 10k race at 9 am – 1st in 29:46 – S.C. road race 8 total South Carolina… Won 2nd Annual Railroad Daze Dash 10000 m. road race – flat course – hot 80 s… 9 A.M. start. (29:46) Total mi. run today 8.
25 – Sun 3 miles in am – easy 12 miles – 64:31 – 1st – Springbank (Canada) 12 miler – Record! 15+ miles total Springbank… Won Springbank 12 miler in record time of 64:31 – ran easy for 3 mi. in the A.M. Total mi. run today 15-16.

Miles for week : 127+

26 – Mon 14 miles in am – Springbank course 6 miles in pm – easy |20 total Ran 14 mi. over Springbank course in A.M. felt poorly – little sleep & pooped from travel and racing! Ran an easy 6+ mi. in the P.M. for 20 mi. today.
27 – Tue 14 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 24 total Ran 14 mi. at easy pace over flat course in A.M. and ran 10 mi. at easy pace over flat course in P.M. for 24 mi. today.
28 – Wed 14 miles in am – OK to good pace, hilly 11+ miles in pm – slow, flat 25+ total Ran 14 mi. in A.M. over hilly course at OK to good pace and ran 11-12 mi. in P.M. at slow pace over flat course for 26 mi. today.
29 – Thurs 8+ miles in am – OK pace, hilly 14 miles in pm – easy pace, hilly 22 total Ran 14 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK to good pace and ran 9-10 mi. in P.M. over flat course at easy pace – ran 3 mi. in late P.M. w/ Ree at slow pace for 26 mi. today.
30 – Fri 10 miles in early pm – sub 6:00 pace, easy hills 13+ miles in pm – OK pace, flat 23+ total Ran 10 mi. easy hills course at hard sub-6 min. pace in early P.M. Ran 13-14 mi. in P.M. at OK pace over flat course for 23-24 mi. today.

September Monthly Total: 644 Back to Top

October 1977

 

Date: Mileage Breakdown: Comments:
1 – Sat 10 miles – easy pace, easy hills Ran only once today for 10 mi. at easy pace over easy hills course – windy.
2 – Sun 8 miles – 1st in Freedom Trail race (Boston) – 38:00 10 total Won 1st Labatt’s Freedom Trail Race 8 mi. in 38 min. Total mi. run today 10.

Miles for week : 134

3 – Mon 11 miles in am – easy pace, flat 14 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 25 total Ran about 11 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace and 14 mi. in the P.M. at easy pace – over flat courses for 25 mi. today.
4 – Tue 9+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 14 miles in pm – (several runs) flat 23+ total Ran 9-10 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course and ran 14 mi. (in several runs) in P.M. over flat course for 23 mi. today.
5 – Wed 13+ miles in am – slow, flat 7 miles in pm – slow w/ 50-100 yd surges 20+ total Ran about 13-14 mi. at slow pace in A.M. over flat course and ran 7 mi. at slow pace w/ 50-100 yd. surges – for 20 mi. today.
6 – Thurs 10 miles at 11 am – OK pace, easy hills 20 miles at 12:30 pm – OK pace, few good hills 30 total At 11:00… Ran 10 mi. at OK pace over easy hills course and ran 20 mi. at 12:30 P.M. for 30 mi. today – few good hills – OK pace.
7 – Fri 15+ miles in am – OK pace 13+ miles in pm – easy pace, flat 29 (approx) total Pretty day! Ran 15-16 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace… Ran 13-14 mi. in P.M. at easy pace over flat course for 30 mi. today.
8 – Sat 30 miles total (approx) [all notations crossed out]… Total mi. run today about 30+.
9 – Sun 16 miles in am – OK pace, hilly Ran only once – 16 mi. over hilly course at OK pace in A.M. Plane flights screwed up 2nd run.

Miles for week : 173

10 – Mon 14 miles in am – OK pace, easy course 17 miles – OK to good pace, easy course 31 total Ran 14 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over easy course – ran 17 mi. over easy course at OK to good pace for 31 mi. today.
11 – Tue 15 miles in am – OK pace, flat 15 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 30 total Ran 15 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course and ran 15 mi. in the P.M. over flat course at OK pace for 30 mi. today.
12 – Wed 15 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK to good pace, easy hills 25 total Ran 15 mi. at OK pace in A.M. over flat course and ran 10 mi. in P.M. over easy hills course at OK to good pace – tired – head feels weird! 25 mi. today.
13 – Thurs 10 miles in am – flat 10 miles in pm – flat w/easy hills 20 total Ran 10 mi. over flat course in A.M. and 10 mi. over flat course w/ easy hills in P.M. for 20 mi. today.
14 – Fri 10 miles in am – easy pace 10 miles in pm – easy pace, few 1 min. pick-ups 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and 10 mi. in the P.M. for 20 mi. today at easy pace – few 1 min. pick-ups in 2nd run.
15 – Sat 10 miles in am – easy pace 10 miles later – 6 x 1 miles @ 4:50 – 4:43 w/ 1/4 jog, warm-up, warm-down(?) 20 total Ran 10 mi. in A.M. at easy pace and ran 6 repeat miles at 4:50 to 4:43 pace w/-1/4 mi. jog rest – 20 mi. today.
16 – Sun 10 miles in am and 10 miles in pm – easy to OK pace, flat/easy hills 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and P.M. over some easy hills & flat course at easy to OK pace for 20 mi. today. More rain!!

Miles for week : 166

17 – Mon 15 miles in am – OK pace, flat 9 miles in pm – OK pace 24 total Ran 15 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course and ran 9 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace for 24 mi. today.
18 – Tue 9 miles in am – easy pace 9 miles in pm – OK pace w/ 10-12 pick-ups 18 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace tired – not enough sleep! Ran 9 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace w/ 10-12 100 yd. pick-ups… 18 mi. today.
19 – Wed 6 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 16 miles Ran 6 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over flat course and ran 10 mi. in P.M. over flat course w/ easy hills at OK pace for 16 mi. today.

20 – Thurs

10 miles in pm – slow (7:00-8:00 pace)

Ran only once for 10 mi. in P.M. – felt horrible – ran slowly – 7-8 min. pace! Did not feel like a good marathoner should a few days before a marathon race!

21 – Fri

3 miles i am – easy 7 miles in pm – easy 10 total

Ran 7 mi. in P.M. and 3 mi. in the A.M. for 10 mi. easy today.

22 – Sat

3 miles in pm – easy, 2 miles later – easy 5 total

Ran only once [?] for 3 mi. in P.M. & 2 more miles later – easy runs. 5 mi. today.

23- Sun

26.2 miles – 2:11:20 – 1st place NYC Marathon 27 total

Won N.Y.C. Marathon in 2:11:20… hard pace for 20 miles – headwind and a different slightly more difficult course made things tougher! 27 mi. today.

Miles for week : 110

24 – Mon 3 miles in pm – legs tight Ran for 3 mi. in P.M. – legs tight and need lots of sleep!
25 – Tue 7 miles in am 7 miles in pm 14 total Ran 7 mi. in the A.M. and 7 mi. in the P.M. for 14 mi. today – had good sleep last night for a change – felt much better – hot bath helped too!
26 – Wed 9 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 10 miles in pm – easy pace, easy hills 19 total Ran 9 mi. in A.M. at easy pace over easy hills course and ran 10 mi. in P.M. over same course at easy pace – legs fairly well recovered – but body hasn’t come back yet. 19 mi.
27 – Thurs 10 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 10 miles in pm – easy pace, easy hills 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and P.M. over easy hills course at easy pace for 20 mi. today – legs OK – still “body zapped” though – have been hitting the hay too late!! 20 mi.
28 – Fri 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat 9 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 19 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and 9 mi. in the P.M. both times over flat courses at easy pace for 19 mi. today.
29 – Sat 12+ miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat w/easy hills 22+ total Ran 12-13 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace & ran 10 mi. in P.M. at easy pace over flat course w/ easy hills for 22 mi. today.
30 – Sun 12 miles in am – OK pace, flat w/easy hills 10 miles in pm – 5 easy, 5 hard, flat w/easy hills 22 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course w/ easy hills & ran 10 mi. in the P.M. over flat course w/ easy hills at 1/2 easy – last 5 hard pace for 22 mi. today – legs a bit tight!

Weekly total: 119

31 – Mon 12 miles in am – easy pace, flat w/3 hard hills 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 22 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. over flat course w/ 3 hard hills at easy pace. Ran 10 mi. at easy pace over flat course in P.M. for 22 mi. today.

October Monthly Total: 610 Back to Top

November 1977

 

1 – Tue 10 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 5 miles in pm – slow 15 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over easy hills course and ran slow in the P.M. for 5 mi. for 15 mi. today.
2 – Wed 12 miles in am – easy pace, B.C. hills course 2 miles 1 hr. later 11 at track – 3 x(3/4 @ :69 pace , 1 1/4 @ :72 pace) w/ 4 min. jog per interval, warm-up/warm-down(?) 25 total Ran 12 mi. at easy pace in A.M. over B.C. hills course – ran 2 mi. 1 hr. later – then ran 3 sets of 3/4 mi. – 1 1/4 mi. 3/4′s at 69 sec. and 1 1/4′s at 72 sec. pace, all with 4 min. jog interval for 25 mi. today.
3 – Thurs 9 miles in am – good pace, short steep hills course 12 miles in pm – good pace, B.C. hills 21 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. at good pace over course w/ short steep hills and ran 12 mi. in the P.M. over B.C. hills course at good pace for 21 mi. today.
4 – Fri 14 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, easy hills 24 total Ran 14 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over flat course and ran 10 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace over easy hills course for 24 mi. today.
5 – Sat 12 miles in am – easy pace, flat 12 miles in pm 24 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace and ran 12 mi. in P.M. for 24 mi. today.
6 – Sun 20 miles in am – easy to OK pace, flat 7 miles in pm – flat 27 total Ran about 20 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy to OK pace. Ran 7 mi. in P.M. over flat course – felt OK. Rt. foot’s ball hurt! 27 mi. today.

Miles for week : 158  

7 – Mon 12 miles in am – easy, hills 12 miles in pm – easy, hills 24 total Windy! Ran 12 mi. B.C. course at easy pace in A.M. & P.M. for 24 mi. today.
8 – Tue 12 miles in am – good pace, hills 12 miles in pm – 3 1/2 hard, 2 1/2 hilly 24 total Ran 12 mi. over B.C. course in A.M. at good pace and ran 12 mi. in P.M. including 3 1/2 mi. at hard pace, into wind and then 2-1/2 mi. Heartbreak Hill for 24 miles today.
9 – Wed 12 miles in am and 12 in pm – OK to hard pace, flat w/few hills 24 total Ran 12 mi. in A.M. and P.M. at OK to hard pace over flat course w/ few hills for 24 mi. today.
10 – Thurs 12+ miles in am – easy pace, hilly 8+ miles in pm – easy pace, flat w/2 hills 21 (approx) miles Ran 12-13 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over hilly J.P. course and ran 8-9 miles at easy pace over flat course w/ 2 hills in P.M. for 22+ mi. today.
11 – Fri 5 miles in pm – w/pick-ups of 150 yds. or so (6-8) Flew to Ohio where it snowed & was frigid out! Ran 5+ miles w/ pick-ups (6-8) 150 yds. or so in P.M. Resting for race tomorrow.
12 – Sat 25k – 1:17:37 – “Peace Race”, record time & pr 17 total Youngstown, Ohio “Peace Race” Won 25k race in record time of 1:17:37 – PR also. Course was hilly; weather was excruciating – 32-33° wind & snow – 17 mi. today. Rt. calf, arch, & achilles were very sore during & after race; contemplated withdrawal.
13 – Sun 2+ miles – slow, testing sore legs & feet More snow – ran about 2-3 mi. 8 min. jog to test legs & foot – sore but I think they’ll be OK.

Miles for week : 117+

14 – Mon 12 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills course 9 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 21 total Ran 12 mi. at easy pace in A.M. over easy B.C. hills course – legs – achilles & calfs sore! Ran 9 mi. at easy pace over flat course in P.M. for 21 mi. today.
15 – Tue 10 miles in am – easy pace Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace – still have sore legs – behind rt. knee became sore after run – skipped 2 run. 10 mi. today. Took hot bath in P.M. – leg injury felt better.
16 – Wed 10 miles in pm Ran only once for 10 mi. in the P.M. leg better – but not perfect
17 – Thurs 12 miles in am – easy pace, easy hills 12 miles in pm – easy pace, easy hills 24 total Ran 12 mi. easy B.C. hills course in A.M. & P.M. at easy pace for 24 mi. today.
18 – Fri 7 miles in pm Ran 1 hr. easy on grass & soft track in P.M. in Long Island – 7 mi.
19 – Sat 10k – [time ??] – 1st in Birmingham, Al road race 3 miles warm-down 10 total Won 2nd annual Birmingham News Vulcan 10000 m. race - course was different from last year – An easy course – only 4 hrs. sleep, a cold, sore legs, and overwhelming fatigue made it a tough race. Warm-down run for 3 mi. 10 mi. today.
20 – Sun 15 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, easy hills 25 total Ran 15 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at OK pace and ran 10 mi. at easy pace over easy hills course for 25 mi. today. Rt leg – rt tendon near ankle & achilles still sore – from Peace Race!

Miles for week : 107

21 – Mon 12 miles – easy pace Woke up with a fever – only 1 run today for 12 mi. at easy pace.
22 – Tue 13 miles in am – easy pace 9 miles in pm – easy 22 total Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace … legs slightly sore – rt. one – fever gone but still weak . Ran about 9 mi. in P.M. around B.C. track at easy for 21 mi. today. Couldn’t hear out of right ear.
23 – Wed 10 miles in am – OK pace, flat 10 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. & P.M. over flat courses at OK pace – legs are better – but left ear is blocked & am disoriented and zapped – still need sleep. No AAU X-Country – Hobbit instead. 20 mi.
24 – Thurs 13 miles in am Ran 13 mi. in the A.M. – only run of the day!
25 – Fri 10 miles in am – good pace 12 miles in pm – easy hills 22 total Ran 10 mi. at good pace in A.M. and 12 mi. in P.M. over easy hills course for 22 mi. today.
26 – Sat 20 miles in pm – OK pace, flat Ran only once today – for about 20 mi. in P.M. at OK pace over flat course.
27 – Sun 0 miles 0 miles run today.

Miles for week : 109

28 – Mon 0 miles Lost in flight – 0 miles run today
29 – Tues 10 miles in am – flat/easy course 10 miles in pm – flat/easy course 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and 10 mi. in the P.M. for 20 mi. today – flat – easy course.
30 – Wed 10 miles in am 10 miles in pm 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and P.M. for 20 mi. today.

November Monthly total: 509

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December 1977

December

1 – Thurs 10 miles in am 5 miles in pm 15 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and 5 mi. in the P.M. for 15 mi. today.
2 – Fri 10 miles in am – easy Ran an easy 10 mi. in the A.M.
3 – Sat 4 miles in am – easy Ran an easy 4 mi. in the A.M.
4 – Sun 26.2 miles – 2:10:55.3 – 1st – Fukuoka Intl. Marathon 27 total Ran 2:10:55.3 to win the 12th Fukuoka International Marathon. 1:04:20 at 1/2 way pt. – eased in – 27 mi.

Miles for week: 96

5 – Mon 4 miles easy Ran easy for 4 mi. Arch and ankle of rt. foot hurt again – 1st at Ohio Nov. 13th!!
6 – Tue 10km in am – easy 10km in pm – easy 12 + total Ran an easy 10 km in A.M. and P.M. for 12-13 mi. today.
7 – Wed 10 km in am – easy pace 15 km in pm – easy pace 25 km total (15+ miles) Ran 10 km in A.M. and 15 km in P.M. for 16 mi. today – at easy pace. Flew to Hawaii at 9 P.M. – arrived at 8:30 A.M. Dec. 7th – slept all day!!
8 – Thurs 10 miles in am – flat 10 miles in pm – flat 20 total Hot 80′s… Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. and P.M. over flat course for 20 mi. today.
9 – Fri 10 miles in am 3 miles in pm 13 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. & 3 mi. in the P.M. for 13 mi. today.
10 – Sat 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. & P.M. for 20 mi. today at easy pace over flat course.
11 – Sun 10 miles in am – easy pace, flat 10 miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. & P.M. for 20 mi. today at easy pace over flat course.

Miles for week : 104

12 – Mon 7 miles in am – easy 5 miles in pm – easy 12 total Hot – 80′s… Ran 7 mi. easy in the A.M. and 5 mi. easy in the P.M. for 12 mi. today. Flew home!!
13 – Tue 0 miles Arrived home from Hawaii pooped – hit the hay – 0 miles run today – cold out 20°
14 – Wed 0 miles No running – stayed in bed w/cold & fever – rainy & icy out!! Ugh. 0 miles.
15 – Thurs 12 miles in am – easy pace, hills 10 miles in pm – easy pace, hills 22 total Warm – 40′s… Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over B.C. hills course and 10 mi. in the P.M. over B.C. hill course at easy pace for 22 mi.
16 – Fri 12 miles in am – easy pace, hills 9+ miles in pm 21+ total icy out… Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. over B.C. hills course at easy pace and ran 9+ miles in P.M. for 21 mi. today.
17 – Sat 12 miles in am – easy hills 8+ miles in pm – easy pace, flat 20+ total Ran 12 mi. Medford course w/easy hills in A.M. and ran about 8+ miles in P.M. over flat course at easy pace for 20+ miles.
18 – Sun 12 miles in am – OK pace, hills 8 miles in pm – OK pace 20 total Ran 12 mi. B.C. course in A.M. at OK pace and ran about 8 mi. in the P.M. at OK pace for 20 mi. today.

Miles for week : 95

19 – Mon 12 miles in am – OK pace, hills 5 miles in pm 17 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. over B.C. course at OK pace and ran an easy 5 mi. in P.M. for 17 mi. today.
20 – Tue 12 miles in am – easy pace, hills 10 miles in pm – hills 22 total Ran 12 mi. in A.M. at easy pace over B.C. course – hard run because of snow, slush & cars! Ran 10 mi. B.C. hills course in P.M. for 22 mi. today.
21 – Wed 10 miles – slow, hills Poured all day – windy & cold… 40º – warmer at night! Ran only once – B.C. hills 10 mi. course at slow pace.
22 – Thurs 12 miles in am – OK pace, hills 10 miles in pm – slow fun run 22 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. at OK pace over B.C. hills course and ran slow Christmas Lights Fun Run (10 mi.) in P.M. for 22 mi.
:23 – Fri 12 miles in early pm – OK pace, hills 8 miles in pm – slow 20 total Ran 12 mi. at OK pace over B.C. hills course in early P.M. and ran about 8 mi. at slow pace in P.M. for 20 mi. today.
24 – Sat 12 miles in am – easy pace, hills 8 miles in pm – easy 20 total Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. at easy pace over B.C. hills course and ran an easy 8 mi. in the P.M. for 20 mi. today.
25 – Sun 7 miles in am – slow Ran only once today – for 7 mi. in the A.M. at slow pace. Felt tired!!

Miles for week : 108

26 – Mon 0 miles No running – 0 miles – slept a lot… Tomorrow 20 I hope!
27 – Tue 12 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 7 miles in pm – 3.5 easy, 3.5 harder 19 total Colder out – 21º – no wind… Ran 12 mi. in the A.M. over easy B.C. hills course w/ Randy T. & Bill [??] at OK pace. Ran easy 3 1/2 – harder 3 1/2 in P.M. for 19 mi. today. Clinic at Falmouth… Sick – ear blocked – fever… nose infected – feel great!!!
28 – Wed 12 miles in am – hills 8+ miles in pm 20 total Ran 12 mi. in A.M. over B.C. hills course and ran 8 mi.+ in P.M. for 20 mi. today.
29 – Thurs 12 miles in am – OK pace, easy course 9 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 21 total Ran 12 mi. at OK pace in A.M. over easy B.C. course and ran OK pace flat 9 mi. in P.M. for 21 mi. today.
30 – Fri. 10 miles in am – OK pace, easy hills 11 miles in pm – OK pace, flat 21 total Ran 10 mi. in the A.M. over easy hills course at OK pace – felt tired. Ran 11 mi. in Calif. at OK pace over flat course for 21 mi. today.
31 – Sat 9 miles in am – easy pace, flat 9 miles in pm – 5 mile race in 23:17 – 2nd , plus warm-up, warm-down(?) 18 total Ran 9 mi. in the A.M. over flat course at easy pace. Ran 2nd in Mid-night run 5 mi. race in 23:17 – warm-up 3 mi. + easy running – total miles today 18. Up till 3:30 A.M. & 1/2 smashed the night before – race went well considering I’ve done no speed work for months!

December Monthly Total: 462

1977 Summary: COMPETITIONS :26 MARATHONS: 5 MILEAGE: 6754