My crooked ears are ringing..
havent been in here in a while.
Yes we ran alot.
Ok we ran every day - 5-6 days a week
first few weeks of training in college we ran 3,5,8,3 and kept it varied
by mid season I was running much much more
follow that up with HIlls- and or some sprints
weights then practice.
all three of the schools I went too where blessed with miserable ass
I ran more then the other kids- cause I cut allot of weight.
more to the tune of 10-13 miles 6 or 7 days a week.
to be honest - it really is only just under ( for ten ) or just over for 13 miles.
this was kinda par for the course for most coaches and most teams
particularly Dan Gable.
Gable was about 50 maybe 52 when I competed against his kids-
and you can bet your ass he was still putting in some serious road work.
and rolling every night at practice.
He is a very hard man to work for.
our first day of 'official practice' at my first D1 school- we got driven ten miles out
and were told come back or dont and the Van drove off.
I also ran the 1991 marathon and wrestled in a Match that wednesday and on Saturday.
but that is cause I basically ran a half 6 days a week.
these anecodtes - are really just to shed some light on - how folks in the early to mid 90's trained.
Ive spoke on running many many times.
really its something you can do by your self
ok one of the few things you can do aside from jump rope
by yourself with minimal gear - any time of day or night.
Its only an hour- just keep pushing that pace to add milage in the same hour.
and its allot about cutting weight- and getting your air and managing your breathing.
Yes I was a smaller athlete - the heavies and even guys closing in on 200lbs really didn't do this much road work.
but I hardly lifted by comparison.
this being dropped out of a van - was a Gable inspired creation