Gelindo Bordin

1988 Olympic Marathon Champion, incorporated High-Altitude Training. Transcribed by Peggy Bowers.

July, 1988

AM

PM

11

36km 20km (3’00″/km with last 2km faster)

12

52 minutes move to high altittude

13

65 minutes 60 minutes

14

60 minutes 75 minutes

15

60 minutes (6800 ft) 60 minutes

16

20 min. jog, 40 min. fartlek 75 minutes

17

120 minutes fartlek (run up from 5300 ft. to 6300 ft)

18

75 minutes 75 minutes

19

20 min. jog, 5x9min. w/ 3 min. jog, 2km jog 70 minutes

20

90 minutes 70 minutes

21

135 minutes

22

67 minutes 83 minutes

23

80 min. “Recovery Training”* 60 minutes fartlek

24

110 minutes 75 minutes

25

3 x 5000m 60 minutes fartlek

26

60 minutes fartlek 40 minutes — travel back to sea level

27

20 minutes jog 12km road race (first)

28

52 minutes fartlek rest

29

52 minutes fartlek 95 minutes

30

70 minutes 50 minutes fartlek

31

20 minutes fartlek 11km road race (first)

 

August, 1988

AM

PM

1

142 minutes

2

60 minutes 30 minutes jog

3

72 minutes 88 minutes

4

90 minutes fartlek 30km

5

73 minutes fartlek 78 minutes fartlek

6

41km (2:29’40″)-last 2km at 3’06″+3’00″ sore Achiles

7

easy jog play soccer

8

40 minutes easy jog

9

10

40 minutes easy jog

11

60 minutes 62 minutes

12

73 minutes 73 minutes

13

70 minutes 92 minutes

14

70 minutes 80 minutes

15

30km tempo run

16

flue

17

40 minutes easy jog stretching

18

30 minutes

19

40 minutes travel

20

12km road race (first)

21

135 minutes

22

72 minutes 88 minutes

23

72 minutes 80 minutes

24

70 minutes 12km fast + “Recovery Training”*

25

75 minutes 87 minutes

26

3 x 30 min. (3’10″~3’00″/km) 60 minutes

27

70 minutes 70 minutes (over a hilly course)

28

150 minutes (last 90 min. at 3’20″/km)

29

60 minutes 85 minutes

30

75 minutes 90 minutes

31

60 minutes 5 x 3000m

 

September, 1988

AM

PM

1

60 minutes 70 minutes

2

easy jog

3

153 minutes 12km pace progression (=build-up)

4

85 minutes 83 minutes (3’40″/km)

5

“Recovery Training”* easy jog

6

3 x 6km over a hilly course (8’27″/3km) 60 minutes

7

75 minutes 75 minutes

8

125 minutes (4’00″/km)

9

65 minutes travel

10

40 minutes 65 minutes

11

10km road race

12

65 minutes 80 minutes

13

65 minutes 80 minutes

14

stretching half marathon

15

130 minutes (last 10km in 31’00″)

16

40 minutes 65 minutes

17

5 x 2000m (blood check) 72 minutes (19km)

18

74 minutes 74 minutes (3’07″/km)

19

70 minutes 80 minutes

20

easy jog half marathon (1:03’27″)

21

50 minutes (3’00″/km)

22

16km 17km

23

40 minutes, 15 x 200m travel to Seoul

24

14km

25

46 minutes 50 minutes fartlek

26

30 minutes 20 min. jog, 70 min. pace progression

27

15 minutes 63 minutes

28

16 minutes 63 minutes

29

40 minutes 5 x 2000m at marathon pace

30

40 minutes

 

October, 1988

AM

PM

1

20 minutes 23 minutes, 4km pace progression

2

30 minutes warm-up Olympic Marathon: first in 2:10’32″

 

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