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Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 11:49AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Somebody asked about Pre's training a week or so ago, so here' a two week sample. Delayed response on my part, but I just dug it up over the weekend. Intervals were actually run in yards.

Non Competitive Season:

M. a.m. 4-6 miles@ 5:40 pace.
p.m. 5-10 miles@ 5:40 pace.
T. a.m. 4-6 miles@ 5:40-6:00 pace.
p.m. 8 x 400 with 200 recovery, 4 x (600,400,300,200,100 with 200 recovery, all @ 68 400 pace)
W. a.m. 4-6 miles@ 6:00-7:00 pace.
p.m. 5-10 miles@ 6:00-7:00 pace.
Th. a.m. 4-6 miles@ 6:00-7:00 pace.
p.m. 12 x 150@ 22, 300 jog, 4-8 mile run, 12 x 300 (4 @ 52, 4@ 50. 4@ 48)
F. a.m. 4-6 miles
p.m. 4-6 miles
S. a.m. 4 x 1200@ 3:18, 3:16, 3:14, 3:12, 800 jog; 12 x 300@ 52
S. 12-15 miles@ 6:30-7:00 pace.

Competitive Season:

Non Competitive Season:

M. a.m. 4-6 miles
p.m. 4-8 miles@ 5:30 pace.
T. a.m. 4-6 miles
p.m. 10 miles in 50:00; 6-12 x 300@ 52
W. a.m. 4-6 miles
p.m. 5-8 miles@ 5:30 pace.
Th. a.m. 4-6 miles
p.m. 24 x 300 (6@ 50, 6@ 48, 6@ 46, 6@ 44)
F. a.m. 4-6 miles
p.m. 4-6 miles
S. a.m. 3 x 1 mile@ 4:24, 4:22, 4:16; 800 jog; 3-4 mile run, 18 x 300 6@ 52, 6@ 48, 6@ 46)
pm. 4 mile run
S. 15 miles@ 6:30 pace.
Frank Horwill
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 12:12PM - in reply to OBN Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The recovery time after repetitions at 5km pace is a crucial factor. A good rule-of-thumb guide is to jog one-eighth the distance of the repetition. In 1972 I watched Steve Prefontaine (USA) in the Olympic village do 3 x 1 mile in 4:08 (12:56 / 5km) with 15 minutes rest after each. Many onlookers thought this was a sensational session and tipped him for the gold medal. However, we do not have 15 minutes rest after the first mile of a 5km race. It would have been better if he had done 3 x 1 mile in 4:16 with 200m jog recovery. He finished fourth in the final in a time of 13:28 (64.5/400m).
ahughes2005
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 12:16PM - in reply to Frank Horwill Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
hey you guys are cool, thanx for the info...
well tell me this
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 1:25PM - in reply to Frank Horwill Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
were there any english runners ahead of prefontaine in that race
gc
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 1:26PM - in reply to well tell me this Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
In the Olympic final, Ian Stewart (England) edged him for the bronze.
Ian Stewart
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 1:36PM - in reply to gc Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hey guys thanks for remembering.

Here is some of my training.

10x 400 in 59 seconds with 400 jog interval.

4x 1200 in 3:09 with 5 minute walk interval.

The other days I jogged around at 7 minute mile pace.
haaaaa
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 1:38PM - in reply to well tell me this Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
ohhh that was funny!
runner dude
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 1:44PM - in reply to Frank Horwill Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
are you the real frank? good lad--thanks for contributing! i had always wondered who it was that did that session who always write about it as an "international athlete"
OBN
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 2:22PM - in reply to Frank Horwill Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hey Frank, I bet you Pre could have kicked Hutching's but in a race.

If you don't agree, please explain in 5 tiers why he couldn't.
Jzs
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 2:26PM - in reply to OBN Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
pre is a beast! please note cv & at type training within the framework of pre's work.
Frank Horwill
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 2:34PM - in reply to OBN Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hutchings and Prefontaine both finished 4th in Olympic 500m finals. Tim ran 13.11 while Steve ran 13.28. Make of it what you will.
Tim Hutchings
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 3:16PM - in reply to Jzs Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Who the hell is Frank Horwell.
relax don't do it
RE: Steve Prefontaine's training 8/2/2004 3:43PM - in reply to Tim Hutchings Reply | Return to Index | Report Post