Anyone who thought that Galen Rupp would retire after his injury has another thought coming.
In the recent (April 26, 2018) column by Ken Goe, Coach Alberto Salazar noted that Galen Rupp is running 60 miles a week and doing 60 miles a week in the water as well, which Coach Salazar considers equal to 100 miles a week. That’s pretty darn impressive.
The two time Olympic medalist (2012, silver, 10,000m and 2016-bronze-Marathon) has miles to go before he sleeps. What is really impressive is the video, done by NIke Oregon Distance Project. The level of sophistication is what many will speak about, but to me, his attention to detail and that of the NODP is what it is all about.
Look at the successful athletes, Eliud KIpchoge, Haile Gebrselassie, for example, the winning is in the details. Rupp is a highly competitive person on the track and roads, and he wants to come back and improve his marathon. I sometimes wonder if he will tackle the 10,000m again, but I believe, alas, that is past.
Galen Rupp’s continued improvement will add more to the Atlanta Olympic Marathon Trials next year. Rupp, Fauble and Ward give us three active Americans under 2:10.
Stay tuned on Galen Rupp’s progress.