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    I'm looking for a short article on Hammond High School's program that appeared in TFN years ago. It described the training regimen that Chapa, et.al. were subjected to. Anyone know the issue in which it appeared?

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    Our indexing of ancient issues is far from perfect, but I neither find anything there, nor recall (for whatever that's worth!) such an article. Possible it was in Track Technique?

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      I remember reading about them in either T&FN or Runner's World back in about 1973-74. That was the year Chapa, Pinkowski and the third guy whose name I can't remember were rockin' and rollin'. My back issues are buried in the garage, so someone else will have to find it.

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      • #4
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        The article I remember described in a few paragraphs some large volume running and one of the guys said something about sleeping an entire weekend for recovery. Could have sworn it was in TFN. But then I've already demonstrated on this forum how faulty my memory is.

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        • #5
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          There's an article in July '75 TFN with interviews, but no training details. I remember reading that though. Could have been one of those "How Do They Train" books?

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          • #6
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            It appeared in an issue of Track Technique in the mid-seveties...if memory serves, the one touting "John Walker's training." It was the first TT I had ever bought. You always remember your first Track Technique [wistful sigh].

            I have it in the files and will look up the number (72 or so rings a bell?) tonight. If you're at a loss, I can possibly photocopy it and send it to you for postage.


            ---er, I mean, I'm curently SELLING photocopies of it on ebay for $100 a piece...!

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            • #7
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              Wasn't that article reprinted in The Harrier around 1993?

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              • #8
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                >Wasn't that article reprinted in The Harrier
                >around 1993?

                Perhaps.
                I found the issue (Track Technique #64!). The VERY detailed off/pre/competitive season of Rudy Chapa/HHS is listed as being from "How They Train--High School Athletes."

                Also good stuff on Virgin's training (VERY sensible) and of course, the marque entry, John Walker (very vague).

                Let me know if a copy is needed by printing your personal email and I'll have you send me a S.A.S.E.

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                • #9
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                  >Let me
                  >know if a copy is needed by printing your
                  >personal email and I'll have you send me a
                  >S.A.S.E.

                  --oppps!
                  Just noticed you (Walt) have already done so with your postings.

                  Let me know if you want a copy.

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                  • #10
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                    Brian:

                    [email protected]

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                    • #11
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                      "Let me know if you want a copy."

                      Would be greatly appreciated.

                      --Walt

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                      • #12
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                        Walt & Kevin:
                        Just sent emails. Let me know if there is any trouble.

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                        • #13
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                          I just heard someone wrote that there might be copyright trouble with my sharing a section of a 30 year old out-of-print periodical for coaching purposes (you know, betterment of the sport and all that?).

                          Jesus Christ!

                          Okay then, whomever owns the copyright is more than welcome to sell a copy to these two people. Saves me the time and energy!

                          "No good deed goes unpunished."

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                          • #14
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                            The article on Hammond HS was in Runners World June 1976 (back when it was a real running mag). The article detailed the training of the three sub-9:00 two-milers, Chapa, Pinkowski {sp}, and the other guy {sorry}.

                            I have a photocopy of it

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                              >I just heard someone wrote that there might be
                              >copyright trouble with my sharing a section of a
                              >30 year old out-of-print periodical for coaching
                              >purposes (you know, betterment of the sport and
                              >all that?).>>

                              Brian
                              Thanks for having the good taste to accept the fact that there are such things as copyright laws (although the note to you on that subject didn't come from anyone here). Clearly, there's no problem with somebody making a copy of something that's copyrighted and passing it along to a friend. It's when it becomes a "cottage industry" that there's problems.

                              In any case, here's the Chapa copy as it appeared in TT #64:

                              Rudy Chapa
                              by Fred Wilt

                              Born: November 7, 1957 at East Chicago, Indiana. Ht/Wt: 5-8/132, 1.725/60. Started racing in 1973 at age 14 years.

                              Background: Chapa was Indiana High School 2-mile champion in 1974 and 1975, and 21/2-miles cross-country champion in 1975. He, won the 10,000m in the US vs USSR Jr.: International match in 1975. He wins most of his races by fearless pace-setting, but has a vicious finishing kick. Attends Hammond HS.

                              Best Marks: 440y (52.0); 88Oy (1:53.0); mile (4:11.0); 2-miles (8:51.0); 6 miles (28:23.0); 10,000m (29:11.0).

                              Pre-race warmup: Jog 88Oy. Calisthenics. Jog 880y. 4-5 x lOOy fast runs or sprints. Total distance 11/4 miles. Pre-training warmup: Jog 3/4-mile in about 6 minutes. Warmdown after training Jog one mile after track workouts. Otherwise, no warmdown Rest prior to competition: One full day prior to major races only. No morning workouts when competing in the afternoon.

                              Morning training: Run 60 to 70 minutes continuously, starting at 6:00 AM daily throughout the year, except as noted above. This continuous run is at a reasonably fast pace on streets and roads. The pace is increased once each mile of the run for a distance of about 440y.

                              The following are evening workouts, in addition to the above daily morning training.

                              FALL AND WINTER TRAINING (1975-76)

                              Monday—PM, 3 x 3 miles. Jog 1/2 mile after each.
                              Tuesday—PM, 4 x 2 miles. Jog 3/4 mile after each.
                              Wednesday—PM, 75 minutes continuous fast run on roads.
                              Thursday—PM, Fast, continuous runs of 3-miles, 21/4-miles, 1 1/2-miles, and 3/4 mile. Jog 3/4 mile recovery after each.
                              Friday—PM, 7 1/2 miles time trial.
                              Saturday—PM, 60 minutes fast road run.
                              Sunday—AM, 90 minutes road run. PM, Rest.

                              SPRING AND SUMMER TRAINING

                              Monday—PM, 6 x 3/4 mile fast runs. Jog 3/4 mile after each.
                              Tuesday—PM, 10 x 440y as fast as possible under the circumstances. Jog 88Oy recovery after each.
                              Wednesday—PM, 75 minutes continuous fast run.
                              Thursday—PM, 8 x 880y at as fast pace as possible under the circumstances. Jog 44Oy after each.
                              Friday—PM, 7 1/2 miles time trial.
                              Saturday—PM, 60 minutes fast continuous run.
                              Sunday—PM, 90 minutes continuous run.

                              Chapa lifts weights Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week, consisting of 3 sets of 10 repetitions of military press, bench press, and curls. He is coached by Dan Candiano. Chapa competes in ten 2 1/2-mile cross-country races, 5 indoor track, races, and ten outdoor mets annually.

                              Except when resting the day prior to major competition, Chapa merely substitutes competition for the above training on the day of a race. He eats no food for four hours prior to racing. He rests one week at the end of cross-country, indoor, and outdoor racing seasons before starting workouts for the succeeding racing season.

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