Olympic Training Log: December 5-December 11

November 87 training logDecember 5, 1987

PM: Did track workout with Paul. Jogged to track, did 1 mile fast warmup, 2 strides. 6 x 4½ laps with 2 min recovery. Times 5:30, 5:29, 5:25, 5:24, 5:27, 5:24.* 

I led all but one because Paul sick. Track muddy in spots. Knee OK but feet very sore—metatarsals and heels severely bruised. After miles did 6 x 100m fast, jogged home. 8½ miles.

* Subtract about 13 seconds to get mile times.

December 6, 1987

AM: Did long run through forest—total time 1hr31 min. Heels & metatarsals very sore at first but gradually warmed up. Left knee stiffening up a little last ½ hour. Felt good though—finished quite strong. About 13 miles.

December 7, 1987

AM: Swim 50 lengths 37:45. Felt energetic but feet very sore, especially metatarsals.

AM-2: Weights—”push-endurance” plus hyperextensions, situps, leg extensions. 68 min—worked arms to exhaustion.

December 8, 1987

AM: Did 10-mile run at Von Karman with Paul—time 65:20. Pushing hard last 3 miles—Paul slightly ahead. Feet very sore at first but warmed up—right knee hurt a bit by end. Felt good except for lack of sleep.

PM: Jogged to lake, did 4 circuits (easy-hard directions). Times 5:06, 4:58, 4:55, 4:55. Didn’t feel too tired but could feel knee. About 5½ miles.

December 9, 1987

AM: Swim 50 lengths about 37:50. Pool empty.

PM: Weights—did “pull-endurance” plus hamstring curls, situps, squats (light), snatches. 1 hr. Knee still hurting a bit. Didn’t push too hard on weights—felt “dopey.”

December 10, 1987

AM: Did 10-mile run with Paul—pushed hard, especially at start, but couldn’t stay with him. Time 64:40. Knee OK during run, but a bit sore after—feet very sore after too.

PM: Ran again in spite of sore knee but hardly felt it. Jogged to track, did 1 mile warmup + 4 strides. 6 x 1 lap, times 67, 66, 64, 65, 65, 64, 1 min rest.* Ran home. 4 miles. Felt good, even after hard run this morning!

*track was approximately 370m around.

December 11, 1987

AM: Swim 50 lengths 38:23.

AM-2: Weights “strength-endurance push” + hypers, Universal double leg raise, side leg raises. Worked hard 64 min. Knee very bad today, also have left heel bursitis again.

This week: 51 miles running, 3 swim workouts, 3 weight workouts.

(From now on, I will post a whole week from the training log on the same day.)


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I used to be known as a competitive runner, but now I have a new life as a professional writer and editor. I'm even more obsessive about reading, writing, and editing than I was about running. Running has had a huge influence on my life, though, and runner's high does fuel creativity. Maybe that's why this blog evolved into being 95% about running, but through blogging I'm also learning about writing and online communication. I'm fascinated by how the Internet has changed work, learning, and relationships. I love to connect in new and random ways!
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