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Bill Rodgers’ 1974 Training Log
Transcribed by Emilie Rodgers
Mileage Breakdown:
Totals Comments:
1 - Tues 8 miles @ 8 pm 8.0 Good pace over flat course, clear weather2 - Wed6 miles @ noon,8 miles @ 8 pm14.0 Slow pace at noon, okay pace at 8pm. Leg is OK!!Keeping my fingers crossed I can begin increasing mymileage.3 - Thur5 laps around Jamaica Pond @ 12:30 = 7 miles8 miles @ 8 pm15.0Weather cloudy and snowy4 - Fri6 laps around J.Pond @ 12:45pm = 9 miles10 miles @ 8 pm19.08pm run with 1 big hill in Waltham. Leg a little achey.5 - Sat8 laps around J.Pond @ 12 pm = 12 miles8 miles @ 9 pm20.0Clear weather6 - Sun8 laps around J. Pond @ noon = 12 miles8 miles @ 9:30 pm20.0One stop on 9 pm run, clear weather.
MILES FOR WEEK 100.0 I’m getting back up there!! Ya-hoo!
7 - Mon6 laps around J.Pond @ 12 = 9 miles9 miles @ 8 pm18.0 Slow pace around J.Pond, good pace through flat Walthamcourse8 - Tue10 miles around J.Pond @ noonRan a 2-mile at 9:08:05 (4:37)(4:31)12.0 Race was at Northeastern U. Second place to Bob Sevene.Still have doggy-nose cold and am tired after working 9straight days- a break ??????9 – Wed9 laps around J.Pond @ 2:30 pm = 13 miles4 laps around J.Pond @ 9 pm = 6 miles20.0 It snowed like a stormful!! 9” in Boston! Slow pace in calf-deep snow.10- Thur9 laps around J.Pond @ 12:45 pm = 13 miles1 mile “later”6 miles around J.Pond20.0 More snow about a foot now. Legs achey and sore but notas bad as I thought the snow would make it= fortunately itwas light and dry powdery snow.
 11- Fri11 miles in Waltham+ calisthenics in evening + stretching11.0 It rained and froze over the foot of snow last night ruiningrunning anyplace except where the roads might be clearedand fairly safe.12- Sat0.0 Cold out today- down near tonight- Did no runningbecause of lack of time on the job and the path around J.Pond wasn’t plowed and un-runable.13- Sun0.0 Cold out today- 15° day- at night. Did no running—stillhave a cold but slept a lot tonight- will run tomorrow!
14 - Mon 10 miles @ 8 pm 10.0 Flat course, good pace. Clear weather15 – Tue12 miles around J. Pond @ noon8 miles @ 8pm20.0Clear weather16 - Wed10.3 miles around J.Pond @ 1:30pm11.7 miles around J.Pond @ 3:30pm22.011.7 mile run done in 1 hour, 10 min. Snowy weather17 – Thu5 laps around J.Pond @ 1:30pm = 7.3 miles13 miles @ 3:4520.0 Cold out and windy- a bitch!Second run over course with long hills18 - Fri10.3 miles around J. Pond @ 11:30am7 miles indoors at Bentley @ 8 pm17.0COLD out, 5 below zero last night- today about 3°19 – Sat13 miles @ 11:45 am8 miles @ 8:40 pm21.0 Warmer today!!!! Long hills on first run, second run fairlyhilly but at a good pace20- Sun11 miles @ 12 noon10 miles around new Fresh Pond course21.0 First run with Allan Millard (???) and Chas Dreihl(??)Second run with Bob Sevene
21 – Mon12 miles around J.Pond @ 12:45 pm8 miles for 1 hour indoor at Bentley20.0Warmer out—30’s22 Tue 12 miles around J.Pond @ 12:30pm 23.0
11 miles @ 8 pm thru Waltham23- WedA good day to run- so I ran 0 miles today. Instead I had acar repaired. What progress! I’m sure to do well with thiskind of consistency. Still have a fairly bad cold and need alot of rest as I’ve been run down the last or two.24 - Thu8 laps around J.Pond = 12 miles14 miles in 1.5 hours @ 3:35 pm26.0 Still have a bad cold and it hurts respiratory action but Ifelt OK.25 - Fri13 miles in 1.5 hours around J.Pond @ 11 am8 miles @ 9:30pm thu Waltham21.0Warm, beautiful day for a run!!26 - Sat12 miles in 70 minutes at 12 noon8 miles in 60 minutes at 8 pm20.0Warm out today27 - Sun12 miles at 12 noon11 miles in Newton-Waltham course @ 8 pm23.0
out today again- 64°!First run with Al Miller (???) ad Chas Drehl (??)
 28 - Mon0.0 Another warm day but too busy and too tired to run. 0miles today, but that’s okay as I need a lot of rest.29 - Tue 12 miles around J. Pond at 2 pm 12.0 Warm again and clear. Feet OK.30- Wed10 miles at 1:30 pm1 mile at 7:30pm11.0Warm again and clear.31- Thur 5 miles at 6:15 pm with John Vitale5.0 Arrived in Puerto Rico for San Blas Marathon. Discoveredflying scares me to death.
1 - Fri 10 miles over most of course10.0 Hot out, in the 80’s. Went for a boat trip. I stole a seacreature urchin which was alive and later had to be throwout. Met some foreign runners at the Rotary dinner SpanishO2 - Sat 30 minutes at 6:30pm 4.0 Hot again- got 2 side aches and felt pretty yucky.3 - Sun14.0 Hot and humid out. Came in 7
at San Blas Maratón with1:08:28. Winner was Laue Verie of Finland in 1:06:19over 21.7 kilometers course (13.2 miles). Course was thetoughest I’ve ever run. U.S. got the second team prize. BodBlasters and a side ache hurt my race a lot, perhaps a

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