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Bill Rodgers’ 1974 Training Log

Transcribed by Emilie Rodgers

Date: Mileage Breakdown: Totals Comments:

JANUARY
1 - Tues 8 miles @ 8 pm 8.0 Good pace over flat course, clear weather
14.0 Slow pace at noon, okay pace at 8pm. Leg is OK!!
6 miles @ noon,
2 - Wed Keeping my fingers crossed I can begin increasing my
8 miles @ 8 pm
mileage.
5 laps around Jamaica Pond @ 12:30 = 7 miles 15.0
3 - Thur Weather cloudy and snowy
8 miles @ 8 pm
6 laps around J.Pond @ 12:45pm = 9 miles 19.0
4 - Fri 8pm run with 1 big hill in Waltham. Leg a little achey.
10 miles @ 8 pm
8 laps around J.Pond @ 12 pm = 12 miles 20.0
5 - Sat Clear weather
8 miles @ 9 pm
8 laps around J. Pond @ noon = 12 miles 20.0
6 - Sun One stop on 9 pm run, clear weather.
8 miles @ 9:30 pm

MILES FOR WEEK 100.0 I’m getting back up there!! Ya-hoo!

6 laps around J.Pond @ 12 = 9 miles 18.0 Slow pace around J.Pond, good pace through flat Waltham
7 - Mon
9 miles @ 8 pm course
10 miles around J.Pond @ noon 12.0 Race was at Northeastern U. Second place to Bob Sevene.
8 - Tue Ran a 2-mile at 9:08:05 (4:37)(4:31) Still have doggy-nose cold and am tired after working 9
straight days- a break ??????
9 laps around J.Pond @ 2:30 pm = 13 miles 20.0 It snowed like a stormful!! 9” in Boston! Slow pace in calf-
9 – Wed
4 laps around J.Pond @ 9 pm = 6 miles deep snow.
9 laps around J.Pond @ 12:45 pm = 13 miles 20.0 More snow about a foot now. Legs achey and sore but not
10- Thur 1 mile “later” as bad as I thought the snow would make it= fortunately it
6 miles around J.Pond was light and dry powdery snow.
11.0 It rained and froze over the foot of snow last night ruining
11 miles in Waltham
11- Fri running anyplace except where the roads might be cleared
+ calisthenics in evening + stretching
and fairly safe.
0.0 Cold out today- down near 0° tonight- Did no running
12- Sat because of lack of time on the job and the path around J.
Pond wasn’t plowed and un-runable.
0.0 Cold out today- 15° day- 8° at night. Did no running—still
13- Sun
have a cold but slept a lot tonight- will run tomorrow!

MILES FOR WEEK 81.0 Yeek!

14 - Mon 10 miles @ 8 pm 10.0 Flat course, good pace. Clear weather


12 miles around J. Pond @ noon 20.0
15 – Tue Clear weather
8 miles @ 8pm
10.3 miles around J.Pond @ 1:30pm 22.0
16 - Wed 11.7 mile run done in 1 hour, 10 min. Snowy weather
11.7 miles around J.Pond @ 3:30pm
5 laps around J.Pond @ 1:30pm = 7.3 miles 20.0 Cold out and windy- a bitch!
17 – Thu
13 miles @ 3:45 Second run over course with long hills
10.3 miles around J. Pond @ 11:30am 17.0
18 - Fri COLD out, 5 below zero last night- today about 3°
7 miles indoors at Bentley @ 8 pm
13 miles @ 11:45 am 21.0 Warmer today!!!! Long hills on first run, second run fairly
19 – Sat
8 miles @ 8:40 pm hilly but at a good pace
11 miles @ 12 noon 21.0 First run with Allan Millard (???) and Chas Dreihl(??)
20- Sun
10 miles around new Fresh Pond course Second run with Bob Sevene

MILES FOR WEEK 131

12 miles around J.Pond @ 12:45 pm 20.0


21 – Mon Warmer out—30’s
8 miles for 1 hour indoor at Bentley
22 – Tue 12 miles around J.Pond @ 12:30pm 23.0
11 miles @ 8 pm thru Waltham
A good day to run- so I ran 0 miles today. Instead I had a
car repaired. What progress! I’m sure to do well with this
23- Wed
kind of consistency. Still have a fairly bad cold and need a
lot of rest as I’ve been run down the last or two.
8 laps around J.Pond = 12 miles 26.0 Still have a bad cold and it hurts respiratory action but I
24 - Thu
14 miles in 1.5 hours @ 3:35 pm felt OK.
13 miles in 1.5 hours around J.Pond @ 11 am 21.0
25 - Fri Warm, beautiful day for a run!!
8 miles @ 9:30pm thu Waltham
12 miles in 70 minutes at 12 noon 20.0
26 - Sat Warm out today
8 miles in 60 minutes at 8 pm
12 miles at 12 noon 23.0 Warm out today again- 64°!
27 - Sun
11 miles in Newton-Waltham course @ 8 pm First run with Al Miller (???) ad Chas Drehl (??)
MILES FOR WEEK 133.0
0.0 Another warm day but too busy and too tired to run. 0
28 - Mon
miles 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.
10 miles at 1:30 pm 11.0
30- Wed Warm again and clear.
1 mile at 7:30pm
5.0 Arrived in Puerto Rico for San Blas Marathon. Discovered
31- Thur 5 miles at 6:15 pm with John Vitale
flying scares me to death.
FEBRUARY
10.0 Hot out, in the 80’s. Went for a boat trip. I stole a sea
creature urchin which was alive and later had to be throw
1 - Fri 10 miles over most of course
out. Met some foreign runners at the Rotary dinner Spanish
O
2 - Sat 30 minutes at 6:30pm 4.0 Hot again- got 2 side aches and felt pretty yucky.
14.0 Hot and humid out. Came in 7th at San Blas Maratón with
1:08:28. Winner was Laue Verie of Finland in 1:06:19
3 - Sun over 21.7 kilometers course (13.2 miles). Course was the
toughest I’ve ever run. U.S. got the second team prize. Bod
Blasters and a side ache hurt my race a lot, perhaps a
minute.
MILES FOR WEEK 56.0
4 - Mon 4 miles @ 10pm 4.0 Ran with John Vitale at slow pace in 10° weather
1 hour 25 minutes @ 11pm 19.0
5 - Tue Second run with Paul of N. Medford. Legs still pretty tight.
1 hour around J.Pond@ 2:30pm
10.0 Too busy fixing Volkswagen and has a class- No excuses
6 - Wed 10 miles
are OK though. None can suffice!
13 miles around J.Pond @ 10:30 am 20.0
7 - Thu It snowed (! Snow sucks ! )
1 hour indoors @ Boston College at 6:45 pm
6 miles around J. Pond @ 11 am 22.0
8 - Fri Footing bad at J. Pond. Okay pace in Waltham.
5 miles in Waltham @ 8:30 pm
12 miles in Dedham 20.0 Cold out today, low twenties. Dedham run with Allan
9 - Sat
10 miles in Waltham at 8:00 pm Millard (???). Waltham run with Chas Drehl (???)
17.0 Cold out, in the low twenties. Back of right thigh tightened
10 - Sun 1 hour, 50 minutes where I strained it in the Coamo race so I had to call it a
day.
112 Not nearly enough, but injuries aside it will be higher
MILES FOR WEEK
this coming week.
8 laps, 12 miles, around J.Pond @ 12 noon 20.0
11 - Mon 1 mile later Running at OK pace.
7.3 miles @ 9:30 pm
12 laps for 17.5 miles 24.0
12 - Tue Plus 18 courtesy runs to the apartment.
6 miles at 6:30 pm
1 mile @ 10am plus 1 mile @ 10:30 am. 24.0
13 - Wed 10.3 miles at 11 am Warm out!
12 miles @ 3:00 pm
10 laps for 15 miles around J.Pond 22.0
14 - Thu
7 laps around J.Pond at 10:00pm
15 miles @ 12 noon 20.0 First run on flat J.Pond course
15 - Fri
40 minutes for 5 miles Second run indoors at Bentley
16 - Sat 14 miles at 11:45 am 14.0 No running at night! Blew it! Ran at hard pace over hilly
course
17 miles @ 12 noon 26.0
17 - Sun First run in Dover, Mass
9 miles at 9:45 pm around J.Pond
MILES FOR WEEK 150 A new P.R.!! Yea Rah Rah!!
12 miles in Dedham 20.0
18 - Mon First course hilly, second course flat
8 miles @ 9:30 pm
5 miles @ 11:30 am 22.0
19 - Tue 9 miles @ 2:30 pm
4 miles @ 6:15 pm
17.5 miles @ 2:25 pm around J.Pond 26.0
Warm, windy too though. Back tightened due to pushing
20 - Wed 3 miles to and from school
against the wind.
6 miles with John Vitale @ 11pm
8 laps around J.Pond for 12 miles @ noon 20.0
21 - Thu Stopped in first run once for 20 minutes
6 laps for 8.8 miles @ 9 pm
22 - Fri 1 hour, 20 minutes with John Vitale @ 11am 12.0 Did not run twice today as I was too tired.
14.5 miles @ 12 noon 23.0 Windy. A veritable hurricane today. Okay pace against
23 - Sat
1 hour – 8 miles- @ 9:30 pm. WIND.
12.5 miles @ 10:30 am 21.0
24 - Sun
8.5 miles with Bob Sevene
MILES FOR WEEK 144
10.3 miles @ 11 am 20.0
25 - Mon 10.3 miles @ 8pm Flat course, easy pace.
2 hard laps for 3 miles
11 miles @ 12 non 21.0
26 - Tue
10.3 miles around J. Pond
10 miles @ 12 noon 22.0
27 - Wed
12 miles @ 3 pm
2 hours for 18 miles @ 11am 27.0
28 - Thu First nine miles easy, second nine hard.
9 miles @ 5 pm
MARCH
1 - Fri 13 miles @ 11 am 22.0 Both runs at an OK pace.
9 miles @ 8 pm
10 miles @ 12 noon 18.0 First run at good pace. Second run at hard pace with Bob
2 - Sat
8 miles @ 8:45 Sevene and John Vitale
13 miles @ 11 am 21.0 First run on flat course, second run over hilly course with
3 - Sun
8 miles in Waltham John Vitale at OK pace.
MILES FOR WEEK 151 NEW P.R! Ta-Roo-Lee!!
4 - Mon 0 miles 0.0 Record 70° out. Did no running. Rested today.
5 – Tue 4 hours for 7, 16, 20 miles 35 from Worcester to J.Plains
10.0 Beautiful warm day but unable to run because of ‘practical
4 miles @ 2pm
6 – Wed consideration’ like picking up a fucking repaired car!
6 miles @ 6pm
Okay, I have some pain I’d rather not strain. Rest up.
16.0 Ran 9 miles in race shoes I ran 35 miles in 2 days ago-
result is the bottom of my feet got ‘hot’ as from function so
6 laps for 9 miles at J.Pond @noon
7 – Thu I cut the run short. Bought a new pair of Nike cortez shoes
7.3 miles
with pseudo outer part and ran in them over same flat
course at slow pace. Still recovering from long run.
12 miles in 1 hour 33 mins @ 9:30 am 20.0 I have a pain in my lower back which hurt the second work
8 – Fri
8 miles out – a slight ‘sprain’ I’ve had before, sleep will help it.
12 miles @ noon 20.0
9 – Sat
8 miles @ 8:30 pm
12 miles @ noon 19.0
10 – Sun Really window today.
7 miles at slow pace @ 6:30 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 120
20.0 Two work outs over generally flat country at easy pace
11 – Mon
today. Back is much better- Praise the Lord!
18.0 Covered 5 miles of B.A.A. Marathon course including
12 – Tue 18 miles for 2 hours
Heartbreak Hill
13 – Wed 10 miles 10.0 Ok pace against a bitches wind and cold ass weather
15 miles @ 2 pm 19.0
14 – Thu
4 miles @ 8 pm
15 – Fri 7 miles @ noon 7.0 A beautiful day. Still have cold and am run down but plan
to race Sunday. Am doing too much now so results of all
races will probably be poor – until I learn to be more
dedicated to running and do what I want to do, I will screw
myself over for what???? Ad nauseam!
16 – Sat 3 laps for 5 miles 5.0 Rested for race tomorrow
10 miles 20.0 46:01 for 1st from Lexington to Cambridge. Easy pace in
17 – Sun 2 miles Waltham. Left quadriceps muscle strained in 3rd run- we’ll
1 hour 13 minutes wait and see.
MILES FOR WEEK 99
0.0 Rested hurt leg- no running used hot wash cloth and Ben-
18 – Mon
Gay and rubbing it and it got much better.
19 – Tue 10 miles 10.0 Easy pace
20 – Wed 15 miles 15.0 Legs were OK also – a night tight
7.3 miles @ 3:30 pm 18.0
21 – Thu Rain
10.2 miles @ 6:30 pm around J.Pond
11 miles @ 1 pm 19.0
22 – Fri Hills in Waltham
8 miles @ 8:15 pm
12 miles @ 10:15 am 18.0
23 – Sat Two steep hills
6 miles @ 6 pm
1 hour 35 minutes 20.0 +-
24 – Sun
1 hour @ 6 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 100
13 miles @ 1:30 pm 20.0
25 – Mon Running at good, comfortable pace
7 miles @ 8 pm
10.0 Slow tortoise pace- ate like a glutton before running and
26 – Tue 10 miles
was zapped. Still have a bad cold.
3.5 miles 20 miles
27 – Wed 3.5 miles @ 12:30 pm Still have cold.
13 miles @ 3 pm
13 miles 20.0 Still running ‘tired’ as have cold which I got before
28 – Thu
5 laps around J.Pond @ 9 pm Boston. I have gained weight around the waist ‘somehow’
eating like a glutton.
9 laps 4 then a ½ hour rest @ 11 am 21.0
29 – Fri
1 hour for 8 miles @ 8 pm
12 miles @ noon 20.0
30 – Sat
8 miles @ 8 m
24.0 Misty but warmer today. Ran from Waltham to Prudential
center with John Vitale. Okay pace, several good hills
31 – Sun 24 miles in one go
including Heartbreak Hill! Felt pretty weak last few miles
and had nothing in the stomach.
135 Will run about 100 miles this coming week and drop it
MILES FOR WEEK down to about 50 or 60 before the marathon on April
15, 1974!
APRIL
1 - Mon 10 miles 10.0 Legs okay
2 - Tue 12 miles 12.0 Easy pace
9 laps around J. Pond ++ some hills for 14 miles 20.0
3 - Wed Beautiful spring day out! Warmer!!
6 miles ++ small hills @ 9:30 pm
5 laps around J. Pond for 7.3 miles @ 11:15 am 18.0
4 - Thu Mid to high 70’s today! Windy and humid out
7 laps for 11 miles @ 2:45 pm
12 miles @ noon 20.0
5 - Fri
8 miles @ 8 pm
12 miles @ noon 20.0
6 - Sat
8 miles
1 hour for 11 miles 19.0
7 - Sun
1 hour for 8 miles @ 7 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 119
12 Still sort of weak in breathing and over-all fatigue like
8 - Mon 12 miles after going u a hill… even though I got a good sleep last
night. More sleep in order!
12 Yechich New England weather! Cold, wind, and rain. Still
9 - Tue 12 miles @ 5:30
having lung trouble
12 Rested for el Marathon. Snowed two inches, hard to
10 - Wed 12 miles
believe!
11 - Thu 10 miles @ slow pace 10 Still have cold and lungs don’t work right
12 - Fri 50 minutes @ slooow pace 7.5 Felt yechy.
13 - Sat 0 Rested for Monday
14 - Sun 4 miles with several stops 4 Rested for Marathon
MILES FOR WEEK 58
A beautiful day about 60° with a tailwind (20 mph!).
Sunny though. Was in 4th place all the way till the hill just
before Heartbreak Hill (19 miles approx.) when I got a bad
charley horse in the back of my right thigh -- some
goddamn place as the one in Puerto Rico, Feb 2nd ’74! Last
8 miles were really rough but in particular the last 2 miles!
Mistakes were major but few this year. (1) I ran at near
15 - Mon Ran 14th in 2: 19: 34 in the Boston Marathon.
record ace maybe 2:13, 2:15 marathon for 18 miles and I
wasn’t nearly ready for such a fast early pace. (2) No speed
work!!!! The 5 min mile pace killed my bloody legs, they
were cramping like always—not too bad blister and though
I got a side-ache at 10 miles it wasn’t real bad. Still it was
a good race. Got no water fill after 10 miles probably hurt
me too!
5 Went to Bentley College and took short sauna and
16 - Tue 3 laps around J.Pond @ 4 pm
rubdown of legs which are tighter than ever.
17 - Wed 6 miles around J. Pond @ 2:30 pm 6 Beautiful day
7.3 Beautiful day out. Legs have improved immensely! Will
18 - Thu 7.3 miles @ 2:30 pm
more the mileage up to 100+ miles per week next week.
19 - Fri 10 10 Ran twice today.
20 - Sat 10 10
21 - Sun 10 10
MILES FOR WEEK 74
22 - Mon 10 10
23 – Tue 1 hour 8 Legs are getting better
24 – Wed 1 hour around J.Pond 10 Coolish out. Ran only once
25 – Thu 8 miles @ 10:30 am 8 Mostly flat course
26 – Fri Page Missing
27 – Sat Page Missing
11 miles @ 12 noon 21 Beautiful day out! Too hot for long pants and two
28 – Sun
10 miles sweaters! Ran with Bob Sevene in Waltham
MILES FOR WEEK 86
9 Hot out 86° and humid. Have to limit workouts because of
29 – Mon 1 hour for 9 miles
finals!
30 – Tue 10 miles @ noon 10 Ran with Paul Rooch
MAY
8 miles @ noon 11
1 – Wed
3 miles @ 5 pm
1 hour @ 11:am 12
2 – Thu Nice day to run
1/5 hour @ 8:30 pm
3 – Fri 10 miles 10 Leg hurt below right knee so no second work out.
1 hour @ 12:30 pm 13
4 – Sat
40 minutes @ 8:45 pm
1 hour 20 mins for 11.5 miles 18
5 – Sun Beautiful day to run!
7 miles @ 7:15 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 83
6 – Mon 14 miles 14 Ran twice today- I think!!
10 miles 13
7 – Tue Real work out today
3 miles to school and back
8 – Wed 15 miles?? 15 Not sure what I ran today…
12 miles @ 2:pm 19
9 – Thu Ok pace, some easy hills
45 minutes for 7 miles @ 5:20 pm
1 hour @ 11:30 am 17
10 – Fri
8 miles @ 8:30 pm
1 hour 20 minutes for 11.5 miles @ 5:15 pm 13
11 – Sat No oomph in 2nd work-out
6 steep hills at 9:15 pm
12 – Sun 11 miles 11
MILES FOR WEEK 102
13 – Mon 0 0 No running today – no motivation to run!
14 – Tue Ran twice 15 - 18 15 – 18 ?
13 (?) miles @ 11:30 am 19 In the low 80’s and the heat really got to me in the last
15 – Wed
6 miles @ 7:30 pm mile.
12 miles @ 11:30 am 17
16 – Thu Easy pace, flat course
5 miles @ 8:30 pm
1 hour @ 11 am 14
17 – Fri
45 minutes
11.5 miles in Waltham @ 12:30 pm 18
18 – Sat
6 miles @ 8:30 pm
10 miles @ noon 18
19 – Sun Ok pace, few easy hills
8 miles @ 8:00 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 102
12 miles @ 11 am 18 Ran 12 1/4s – 65 to 70 seconds – with 1.5 minute jog
20 – Mon
6 miles between each
21 – Tue 1 hour on CCSC track 8 miles
Ran 20- 200’s on CCSC track 15 Hot out- high 80s and sunny and humid. Ran with John
22 – Wed
10 miles on CCSC track @ 3:30 pm Hall.
12.5 miles on CCSC track @ 10 am 18
23 – Thu Coldish out and rainy
6 miles around J. Pond
24 – Fri 12 miles 12 Only ran once today because of laziness!!
12 miles @ noon 29
25 – Sat Running at Ok pace. Stepped in dog crap. Again.
7 miles
12 miles 17
26 – Sun Cool out. Shouldn’t have eaten before run!!
.5 hour
MILES FOR WEEK 107
10 miles around J.Pond 21
27 – Mon Cold out today in the “40°s”
11 miles @ 5:45
7 Slow pace. Only ran once today. Laziness strikes again! O
28 – Tue 7 miles
yeah! Egh!
11 miles @ 1:30 pm 18
29 – Wed 5 (1/2’s) and about 1o (1/4’s) at 70 sec – 2:30 pace
8 miles
10 miles @ 10:30 am 22
30 – Thu Still cold out. Okay pace, easy hills.
12 miles @ 2:30 pm
11 miles @ 10:30 am 17
31 – Fri
6 miles @ 8 pm
MAY
1 – Sat No Entry ??
12 miles @ 11:30 am 19
2 - Sun
7 miles @ 8 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 105
12 miles @ 10:30 am 26
3 – Mon 1 hour for 8 miles @ 1:30 pm Beautiful day out
6 miles @ 6:30 pm
12 miles @ 10:30 am 22 Still cool enough to run ok but hotter than it’s been the last
4 – Tue
10 miles @ 5 pm 2 weeks. Tired
5 – Wed Page Missing
6 – Thu Page Missing
7 – Fri 8 miles @ noon 8 Rested for race Sunday course – I was stuffed!
8 – Sat 5 miles @ noon 5
6 Had no food all day and back hurt bad after the race –
9 – Sun 6 miles track race – 1st in New England AAK Meet
“Valium Saver!?”
MILES FOR WEEK 105
11 miles @ 11 am 14
10 – Mon Hot out – low 90°s
3 miles @ 8 pm
11 – Tue 11 miles @ 11 am 19 Cooler out today
8 miles @ 8 pm
11 miles @ noon 20
12 – Wed 30 minutes Ran over flat course, then B.C. track
3 miles
9 miles @ 11:30 am around J.Pond 16 Calves pretty tight from 1/4s yesterday and right clave
13 – Thu
7 miles @ 3:35 pm strained walking after 1st workout
14 – Fri 4 miles @ noon 4 Rested. Easy pace
20 In the 70°s and nice breeze- good day for a race- Ran a P.R
4 miles after race 28:35:2 for 6 miles at Greater Boston International for 1st.
15 – Sat
10 miles from Waltham to J. Plain (1 mi – 4:40:8) (2 mi – 9:23:6) (3 mi – 14:10) (4 mi –
18:56). Had no warm-up for race!
16 – Sun 9 miles @ 9 am 9 Slow pace, very tired and legs still tight.
MILES FOR WEEK 102
75 minutes for 11 miles @ 11:45 22
17 – Mon
11 miles
20 Not too hot out in the middle 80°s
75 minutes @ noon
18 – Tue Be-Bop!! Be-Bop!! Doddley-Doo Be-Bob O Yea n’
93/4 miles @ 8 pm
Woveee too!
4 miles @ 3:30 pm 15
19 – Wed
11 miles @ 5:30 pm
11 miles @ 11:30 am 18
20 – Thu
7 miles @ 8:45 pm
21 – Fri 12 miles @ noon 12 Easy course
13 miles @ 11:30 am 18
22 – Sat Stuffed stomach and acid from salsa hurt the run!
5 miles @ 8:30 pm
0 No running today- too tired after 1 or 2 hour sleep last
23 – Sun night and deep sea fishing out of Plymouth- we caught 5
Codlings!
MILES FOR WEEK 105
9 miles @ 11:20 am 22 Ran over flattish course, then B.C. course, then flat pond
24 – Mon
10 miles @ 6 pm loop.
3 miles
9 miles @ 12:30 pm 19
25 – Tue Cool out today.
10 miles @ 6:45
11 miles @ 3:45 pm 18
2 miles warm-up
26 – Wed
12 easy 1/4s
2 mile warm-down
6 miles @ 1 pm 17
27 – Thu
11 miles @ 9:15 pm
17 Ran though !STUFFED! Must stop this bad habit of
6 miles
28 – Fri running just after Gorging and Gluttoning – felt like crap
11 miles @ 9:20 pm
for that reason.
9 miles @ 11:30 am 17
29 – Sat
8 miles @ 4 pm
30 - Sun 10 miles on CCSC @ 11am 10 Should have run twice but got to Boston late and was tired.
MILES FOR WEEK 120
JULY
7 miles @ 1:30 pm 19
1 – Mon
12 miles @ 6 pm
10 miles @ 11 am 20
2 – Tue Second run on Heartbreak Hill course
10 miles @ 6:45
7 miles @ 12:30 pm 22
Hot and humid! Last run at slow pace in Walpole with
3 – Wed 7 miles @ 4 pm
Kirk Pfrengle (?)
8 miles
10 miles @ 12:15 17
4 – Thu Hot and humid as a dog’s fart in July
7 miles @ 9:15 pm
5 – Fri 7 miles 7 Clear in the am, cooler than yesterday
6 – Sat 3 miles 3 Hottish out. Rested for race tomorrow
20 kilometers 20 miles Hot and humid out – ran 1:05:20 in Bourne Road Race- no
7 – Sun 3 miles steep hills but a lot of small rolling ones. Jogged after race
5 miles 6:30 pm and the ran at easy pace
MILES FOR WEEK 108
10 miles @ 3:30 pm 22
8 – Mon 2 miles Ran on track then Heartbreak Hill course
10 miles
70-75 minutes @ 11 am 21
9 – Tue 5 miles Ran in race in Waltham. Hot and humid in the 90°s!
1 hour
9 Still hot and humid. Only ran once, should have run twice,
10 – Wed 9 miles @ 3:30 pm
but was too lazy! Shit!!!
11 – Thu 12 miles @ 6 pm 6
13 miles @ noon 20
12 – Fri
8 miles @ 7 pm
16 miles @ 3:45 around J. Pond 21
13 – Sat Cooler today
5 miles @ 8:15 pm
13 miles @ noon 21
14 – Sun Hot and humid- in the 90°s.
8 miles @ 7:30 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 126
7 miles 20
15 – Mon 3 miles Hot and humid.
10 miles
10 miles @ 11:15 pm 22
16 – Tue Cooler out- Praise the Lord! Ran at Ok pace at B.C course
12 miles
10 miles @ 12:30 21 Ran easy hills and rural course with Kirk Pfrengle and
17 – Wed
11 miles Ham Amen
10 miles @ 11 am 20
18 – Thu First course hilly, second flat Waltham
10 miles
11 miles @ noon 21
19 – Fri Some good hills
10 miles @ 8 pm
11 Nice beautiful day out!! Ate a big meal and decided to rest
20 – Sat 11 miles @ noon
the remainder of the day
21 – Sun 10 miles @ 3 pm 10 Half slow, half fast pace
MILES FOR WEEK 125
10 miles @ 11 am 25
22 – Mon Cool out- nice running weather!! Some tough hills
15 miles @ 5:30
75 minutes @ 4:15 pm ?
23 – Tue “Today is Yesterday”
3 miles @ 8:15 pm
3 miles in am 15 Felt spaced out this morning. Would have done more but I
24 – Wed
12 miles @ 6 pm have to write my paper!! Yech! Sheets!!
25 – Thu 10 miles @ 8pm 10 Very cool out
13 miles @ 11:30 am 23
26 – Fri
10 miles @ 8 pm
6 miles @ 10:30 am 20
27 – Sat
14 miles @ 4 pm
28 – Sun 10 miles @ 2 pm 10 1 good hill
MILES FOR WEEK 115
3 miles @ 4:15 pm 20
4 miles - rest
29 – Mon Humid, but not hot. 80° and dry
10 miles – rest
3 miles
10 miles @ 3:45 pm 23
30 – Tue Cool but humid out. 1 good hill
13 miles @ 6 pm
7 miles @ 10:45 17
31 – Wed An easy day. Tired from school work
10 miles @ 6 pm
AUGUST
4 miles – rest 8
1 – Thu No sleep, no running, no good for my running career!
4 miles
9 miles @ 11 am 23
2 – Fri 10 miles @ noon Hot and humid out.
4 miles @ 9:30 pm
13 miles @ 4 pm 20
3 – Sat Still humid out
6 miles @ 8 pm
4 – Sun Page Missing
MILES FOR WEEK 111++ Total Missing
5 – Mon Page Missing
11 miles @ 11:30 am 20
6 – Tue Not too hot
24 1/4s @ 75 sec pace w/220 yrd job at 67
10 miles 20
7 – Wed Coolish out. Tired and hungry in first run
10 miles @ 6 pm
13 miles @ 11:15 am 27 14 miles at B.C. including 3.5 mile Cambridge Sport
8 – Thu
14 miles @ 6 pm Union Race around Fresh Pond at OK pace
15 miles @ 10:45 am 21
9 - Fri
6 miles @ 8:15 pm
4 miles @ 3 pm 15
10 – Sat 3 miles in 14:17 and 20 mins Cool out. Went to Groton to visit Amby Bunfoot
7 miles
11 – Sun 17 miles 17 Comfortable pace
MILES FOR WEEK 145
10 miles @ 2:30 pm 16
12 – Mon Ran CCSC track
6 miles @ 8 pm
10 miles @ 4 pm 20
13 – Tue
10 miles @ 6 pm
8 miles around J. Pond 24
14 – Wed 4 miles Ran Franklin Park course at steady pace
12 miles
9 miles @ 11 am 20
15 – Thu
11 miles @ 6 pm
16 – Fri No Entry
17 – Sat 4 -5 miles @ 5 pm 4 -5 Cool out- near to rain
17 Won 2nd Falmouth 7.3 mile road race in record 34:16 (easy
hills) – zapped M. Lizuori! O What Glory! Jogged 3 miles
18 – Sun
after the race and ran about 7 miles easy over flat course at
home @ 6 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 109 Left Achilles tendon a bit achey- a fast pace esp. in the
early four miles. Won a trip for 2 to Marathon’s ___? And
dinner for 2 at Medieval Manor! Not bad!
11 miles 20
19 – Mon
9 miles
13 miles @ noon 27
20 – Tue 4 miles @ 5 pm Tired as hell the first 10 miles! Ran with Alan Milled
10 miles
10 miles @ 1 pm 24
21 – Wed Heartbreak hill course Pooped.
4 miles @ 5 pm
7 miles @ noon 20 Second run in beautiful setting around Tufts Reservoir
22 – Thu
13 miles at 5 pm with Scott Graham
10 Only ran once today over easy hills course at okay pace.
23 – Fri 10 miles @ noon Lazy fart! Stayed up till 9 in the am reading old T&F
News. Humid out.
11 miles @ 3:30 pm 17
24 – Sat Still humid.
6 miles @ 7 pm
9 miles @ 1 pm 24
25 – Sun
14-15 miles @ 5 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 142
10 miles @ 10 am 20
26 – Mon Ran at Coach Squiner Running Camp
10 miles @ 4 pm
6 -7 miles @ 1 pm 17
27 – Tue
10 miles @ 6 pm
6+ miles in am 9 Midnight run in Akron, Ohio at Ham Amen’s house for the
28 – Wed
3 miles at midnight night.
29 – Thu 6 miles in am 6 Rested for race on Saturday
30 – Fri 4 miles 4 Still resting
17 74° and cloudy and humid. Ran 3rd to Ndoo of Kenya and
John Urtale of CT. over 15.2 miles course in 1:18:23 at
31 – Sat
Charleston, W. Virginia. Ran easy for 2 miles after race.
Won a nice watch.
SEPTEMBER
1 – Sun 6 miles @ 9:30 am 6 Legs still pretty stiff but not as bad as after Boston.
MILES FOR WEEK 79
6 miles @ 11 am 20
2 – Mon
14 miles @ 5:30
10+ miles @ noon 22+
3– Tue 6th rainy day in a row!
12 miles at B.C
11 miles @ noon 23
4 – Wed Cool out. Ran with Paul Roach
12 miles @ 6pm
10 miles @ noon 22
4 miles
5- Thu
24 1/4s @ 72-74 sec pace
220 yrd jog
9-10 miles @ 11:15 am 20
6 – Fri
10 miles @ 4 pm
11 miles @ noon 24 10 cloudy days in a row! Lordy!
7 – Sat
13 miles @ 5 pm Easy hills, then flat course
13 miles @ noon 22
8 – Sun Sunny out! Alleia!
9 miles @ 5 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 153 Yikes! Mi God, Super Mileage!! A new PR!!
9 miles @ noon 26
9– Mon
17 miles @ 5 pm
9 miles @ noon 25
10 – Tue 6 miles @ 2 pm Slow pace- tired. Easy hills.
10 miles @ 6:30
11 – Wed 12 miles @ noon 12 Rested today
11 miles @ at noon 19
Hot out in the low 80°s
12 – Thu 3 miles @ 5 pm
Late night running – NO MORE!!
5 miles @ 9 pm
12 miles 19
13 – Fri Hot and humid out. Easy hills, then flat course.
7 miles @ 7 pm
20 Nice out. Won Northeastern Intro X country road race at
Franklin park in 24.18- GBTC took 1st 3 and team title.
14 – Sat
Ran about 15 miles in Newington CT (2 good hills) at 6
pm. Cool out.
15 – Sun 12.5 miles at 11 am 12.5 Ran on CCSC track at OK pace. Rested.
MILES FOR WEEK 134
12 miles @ 11 am 22
16 – Mon Last few miles of second course hard.
10 miles @ 6 pm
10 miles @ 10 am 18
3.5 miles
17 – Tue
10 1/4s at 65 sec pace
2 miles
11 miles @ 11 am 21
18 – Wed
10 miles @ 2:30 pm
11 miles @ noon 16 Dark out already! Shit! Would have run more if it was
19 – Thu
5-6 miles @ 7:30 pm light- from now on the big push is to run in the daylight!!
10 miles @ 10:30 am 22
20 – Fri Nice out!
12 miles @ 5:30 pm
12 miles @ 11 am 21
21 – Sat Second run in torrential rain with one good hill
9 miles
22 – Sun 15 miles @ 2 pm 15
MILES FOR WEEK 22
23 – Mon 12 miles 12 Ran once only at OK pace
10 Ran once only today. Am getting F A T! *insert doodle
24 – Tue 10 miles
of fat guy*
11 miles 2 noon 16
25 – Wed
5 miles @ 6 pm
26 – Thu 10 miles @ noon 10
6 -7 Felt terrible- wheezy and weak due to lack of sleep last
27 – Fri 6 -7 miles
night!
28 – Sat 5 -6 miles @ 11 am 5 -6 Resting for race tomorrow
27 Ran 2:36 for a 5th place in New York City (5th) Marathon
in Central Park. Was leading at 21 miles with a three
minute lead when my legs cramped and had to stop= rest
29 – Sun of race was slow! Reasons why legs cramped: not enough
long distance training in the last 7 months – longest run
since Boston Marathon was 15 miles. From now on, once a
week a 20 -25 mile run is mandatory!!
MILES FOR WEEK 87
30- Mon 12 miles 12 Beeyootiful day out. Easy pace, flat course, resting legs.
OCTOBER
1 – Tue 12 miles 12 Easy pace, flat course
2 – Wed 12 miles 12 Easy pace, flat course
10 miles @ 11 am 16
3 - Thu
6 miles @ 6 pm
4 – Fri 13 miles 13 Cold out – 50° and windy. Have cold and was tired
12 miles @ noon around J. Pond 21
5 – Sat Nice out
9 miles @ 5:45 pm
10 miles @ 11:30 am 20
6 – Sun Felt terrible today- still have cold. 80° out.
10 miles @ 5:30 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 106
10 miles @ noon 20
7 – Mon Felt weak today. Fairly hot out
10 miles @ 3 pm
11 miles @ 11 am 21
8 – Tue 24 1/4s at 70-75 sec pace for 8 miles
2 miles jog
10 miles 20
9 – Wed
10 miles
10 miles @ 3:30 pm 20
10 – Thu
10 miles @ 6:30 pm
7 Easy pace, should have gone further but was lazy and fat-
11 – Fri 7 miles @ 5:40 pm
assed about it – wheezy running.
12 – Sat 7 miles @ 6 pm 7 Rested for race tomorrow. Wheezy today, too
12 Good day for a race! Won N.E AAU 15 kilometer race in
46.28 – course was maybe 100 yards, shorter than last
13 – Sun year. A slow start- felt semi-bad with a stiff lower-back
and sort of tight legs. Bad cold hurt too. Not enough warm-
ups also! Ran at slow jog for 2 miles after race
MILES FOR WEEK 106
14 – Mon No Entry
13 miles @ noon 25
15 – Tue Ran at BC with three tough hills at OK pace
12 miles
11 miles @ noon 20
16 – Wed Pouring rain at noon
9 miles@ 6 pm
12 miles @ 11 am 20
17 – Thu 1.5 – 2 miles in 7:10 and 7:13
2 miles in 10:02
12-13 miles @ 3:30 pm 17
18 – Fri Cold better- felt OK
4-5 miles @ 6 pm
18 Ran 24:11 for a PR over Franklin Park x-country course in
Codfish Bowl. Ran slowly for 3 miles after the race and at
19 – Sat 3 pm, ran almost 10 miles at OK pace over easy hills.
Legs were tired by 3 mile mark
(1 mile 5:05, 2 mile 9:27, 3 mile 14:32)
20 miles @ 11 am 26 Still cold out 40°. Wonderful (never use that word!) setting
20 – Sun
6+ miles @ 6 pm in Medford w/ Ken Miller and Kink F.
MILES FOR WEEK 146
7.5 miles 21
21 – Mon Cold out- 40° or so
14 miles @ 2:15 pm
11 miles @ noon 23
22 – Tue Warmer today
12 miles over Heartbreak Hill Course
11 miles @ 11 am 21
23 – Wed Warm out – mid 60°s. Legs tired a bit
9 – 10 miles
24 – Thu 7 miles @ 11:30 am 16
9 miles @ 5 pm
25 – Fri 8 miles @ 3:30 8 Started to rain just as I was able to run! Figures!
26 – Sat 3 miles @ 6 pm 3 Resting for race tomorrow
13 Coldish and windy though sunny out. A disappointing
day- 2nd to Danny Tuttle in Natl. 20 kilo race at Gordon,
Mass. My time 62:38 is a PR for 20 kilos. Won a sewing
27 – Sun
table. Pace was fast all the way – I lost the race running
uphill. I gained ground going down, need work on uphill
running for future distance road races and marathons.
MILES FOR WEEK 105
15 miles @ 12:30 20
28 – Mon Legs (especially claves) ache a fair amount
5 miles @ 5:30 pm
10 miles @ noon 18
29 – Tue 13 1/4s @ 65-70 sec pace Nice out- about 70°
2 miles @ 6:30 pm
10.3 miles @ 11:15 16
30 – Wed 13 1/4s @ 65-70 sec pace Jog at slow pace
2 miles
7.5 miles @ noon 18
31 – Thu Warm out
10.5 miles @ 5 pm
NOVEMBER
4 miles @ 8 am 17
1 – Fri Slow pace, flat course
13 miles @ 3 pm
14 A Newington Reunion in progress now. J. Verdene,
2 – Sat 14 miles @ 4 pm Spooner, the Roast, Chris, Angela and Carole. A bit of
boozing and Orson Wells
3 – Sun 18 miles 18
MILES FOR WEEK 121
4 – Mon 8 miles @ noon 12 Didn’t feel like any more than 12
20-330’s at 48-50 second pace 5
5 – Tue
100 yard jog in between each
13 miles @ 12:30 20
6 – Wed
7 miles @ 3 pm
12 miles @ 10:30 22 Mostly cool light rain out. Am psyched- marathon trials to
7 – Thu
10 miles @ 4 pm be held Feb 23 in Texas!
8 – Fri No Entry
13 miles @ 11 am 23
9 – Sat Nice day weather-wide. Easy hills and good pace.
10 miles
10 – Sun 22 miles @ noon 22 Did miles in 2 hr 20 minutes over country path in Medford
MILES FOR WEEK 120
9 laps around J.Pond @ noon for 13 miles 20
11 – Mon OK pace
7 miles @ 3 pm
13 miles @ 12:30 18
3 sets of 3-1/4’s at 72 sec pace
12 – Tue 440 jog and ½ mile 2:22
1 mile in 4:52
½ mile
17 miles @ 10:30 23
13 – Wed
6 miles @ 3 pm
7.5 miles @ noon 19
14 – Thu
11.5 miles @ 4 pm
13 miles @ noon 21 First run over easy hill
15 – Fri
8 miles Second run easy hills on Newton course
5 Whopping slow ace over flat course- resting for N.E. AAU
16 – Sat 5 miles
meet tomorrow
16 Won NEAAU x-country 6 mile over Franklin Park in
17 – Sun 29:18. 5 mile mark was 24:10. Ran on and off for another
10 miles after the race.
MILES FOR WEEK 122
13 miles @ 12:30 22
18 – Mon Warm out
9 miles @ 4 pm
19 – Tue 13 miles @ 10:30 am 22
9-10 miles
90 yard speed-ups @ 6:30
11 miles @ 2 pm 17
2 ½’s @ 2:20 pace with 4 min jog in between
20 – Wed 1 mile in 4:50 and 2 ½’s @ 2:30
¾ in 3:38
2 miles
13 miles @ 10 am 24 Windy out again. OK pace, easy hills. A back-ace from the
21 – Thu
11 miles @ 2:15 wind.
22 – Fri 8 miles @ 4 pm 8 One good hill.
7 – 1 miles in 4:54, 4:47 4:50, 4:46, 4:48, 4:42, and 24
4:45 with two minute job in between
23 – Sat Cold out.
3 miles
14 miles @ 4 pm
17 miles @ 11 am 27
24 - Sun Warm out – in 50°s.
10 miles @ 4 pm
MILES FOR WEEK 144
Nov 25, 26 missing
3 Slow pace. Resting for race tomorrow. Felt fair- have head
27 – Wed 3 miles @ 11 am
cold.
6 Cold and windless. Ran ad P.R. of 22.45 over Manchester,
28 – Thu CT 5 miles road race course for a 3rd place. Jogged 1 mile
after race.
29 – Fri 0 No running – Lazy and stoooopid!
30 - Sat 0 No running – lazy and stupid!
DECEMBER
27 Cold, windy, and rainy. Won Philadelphia Marathon in
1 – Sun 2:21:57. Legs super right from not training enough in the
day days before the race.
MILES FOR WEEK 59
2 – Mon 5 miles @ 9 pm 5 Slow pace, flat course.
13 miles @ 11 am 19
3 – Tue Slow pace, flat courses
6 miles @ 3 pm
13 miles @ 11 am 21
4 – Wed Windy and cold out
8 miles
12 miles @ 11 am 22
5 – Thu Ok pace
10 miles @ 3:34 pm
6 – Fri 5 miles @ 5 pm 5 Slow pace, flat course
16 miles @ 10:30 am 28 Nice out. First run over hilly B.C course with Tommy
7 – Sat
12 miles @ 2:45 pm Leonard. Second run with Ham Amen
8 – Sun 20 miles @ 11 am 20 Warm out. Rolling hills in Dover and Westwood
MILES FOR WEEK 120
12 miles @ 11 am 20
9 – Mon Easy hills, OK pace
7 miles @ 4 pm
15 Only ran once doddy. Legs and lower back tight- meant to
10 – Tue 15 miles @ 11 am
run at night but was too lazy!
6 miles @ 9:30 am 20
11 – Wed Flat course run to easy achy legs.
13 miles@ 2:30 pm
12 – Thu Missing
13 – Fri Missing
14 – Sat Missing
15 – Sun Missing
MILES FOR WEEK Missing
12 miles @ 11 am 17
16 – Mon Cloudy and rainy. Easy pace, flat course.
5 miles @ 8 pm
17 – Tue 7 miles 7 (In blue crayon) Beautiful day – But Alas! Exams!
12 miles@ 2:30 pm 18
18 – Wed Ok pace, flat courses
6 miles @ 7 pm
17 Would have run more but was not dressed warm enough
6+ miles @ noon
19 – Thu and was painfully frozen, so called it day- tomorrow a big
10+ miles @ 3:45
mileage day – maybe the start of a big mileage week!
12 miles@ 11 am 24
20 – Fri First run along Charles River with Tommy Leonard
12 miles @ 3:30
12 miles @ noon 24
21 – Sat Okay pace, one hilly course
12 miles @ 4 pm
22 – Sun Page Missing ??
MILES FOR WEEK 107 min
23 – Mon Page Missing
13 miles @ 10 am 22
24 – Tue Easy hills, slow pace
9 miles @ 3:30 pm
25 – Wed 0 No running today! Shit!
26 – Thu 20 miles 20 Two workouts with good hills
27 – Fri 20 miles 20 Ran maybe more, in am and pm
10 miles @ 10:30 20
28 – Sat
10 miles @ night
12 miles @ morning 20
29 – Sun Few tough hills
8 miles @ afternoon
MILES FOR WEEK 129 More this week!
30 – Mon 12 miles @ 9:30 am 12 Slow pace, few good hills
10 miles @ 10:30 am 21 Ran in Worcester, good pace, several good hills.
31 - Tue
11 miles @ 3 pm Happy New Year!

For road race, etc, write Robert S. Campbell, 39 Runnet St.


Memo for Next Year
W. Roxbury, Mass.
PERSONAL BESTS
1 mile 4.18.8 1968
2 miles 8.58.8 1969
3 miles 13.49.6 1973
Longest Training Run: 32 miles 3/5/1974
Most Miles in One Day: 35 miles 3/5/1974
Marathon 2:28:12 10/28/73
Half Mile Approx 2 min 1968 (?)
Marathon 2:19:34 4/15/1974
6 miles 30:14:6 6/9/74
6 miles 28:34:2 6/15/74
3 miles 13:45:4 (Indoors 1974

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