A Duck wrote:
[quote]old guy in San Diego wrote:
I have talked to a couple of old coaches and runners in the past about him and they all described him doing exactly those kinds of workouts in high school. I can't imagine very many runners who wouldn't get injured by that kind of training.
It was also notorious in the day for runners to exaggerate their workouts in order to freak out their opponents and encourage other coaches to over train their athletes.
I don't believe he ran 20 220's in 24. I don't care what he ran in the mile. Not buying it. Not with the work he did the day before.[/quote]
Probably a minor exaggeration on his times. 24-high with a rolling start in workout doesn't sound unreasonable for a guy at the level he was at. I was never even vaguely close to that level of fitness and I could roll 16x220 in the high 26s and 220 jog recovery without much strain.