Jeff Benjamin has the inside scoop on Coe's preparation for the 1984 Games when he left his father behind and trained in American for a month:
I'm not a big track historian and didn't know Coe lived with legendary HS coach Joe Newtwon for a month. That's pretty cool. And trained totally alone.
As the article points out, he'd never be able to do that in this day and age of twitter and what not.
I'd add it would never be allowed in this day and age because some federation would insist the athlete join some stupid official training camp.
And how about this workout:
"I did a session of 20 X 200 meters, all in 25 to 26 seconds with only a 35-40 second recovery jog in between. That showed me I was ready," said Coe.
The piece also includes talk about Coe, Netwon and Jim Spivey all having a night of beers and music at the "Iron Skillet".