Article from Running Times online…
A Typical Training Week for Coach Jay Johnson's Elites
11 sessions per week, ancillary exercises right after workouts
By Jay Johnson
As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine
Below is how Jay Johnson describes a typical week for the athletes he coaches. Johnson’s most notable runners are Brent Vaughn (13:18 5,000m/1:02:04 half marathon), Renee Metivier Baillie (15:15 5,000m) and Sara Vaughn (2:03 800m/4:11 1500m).
Sunday: With the long runs we do, Sunday’s a hard day. [On a 20-miler, Johnson’s runners start very easy, are moving well by 8 or 9 miles, then run from 14 to 19 at about marathon race pace effort, and use the last mile as a cool-down.] We don’t double on Sunday, but Brent goes to the pool after and gets a massage, so if he shows up at 8 a.m., he’s not done until 1 p.m. He’s not running that whole time but he is focused on getting better for five hours.
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