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  • What does Rupp do vis-a-vis WC and/or Euro?

    You're Galen Rupp. You've just had a brilliant indoor season. Oregon has at least a couple of duel meets listed in TAFNEWS spring schedule. You're slated for a leg on a 4 x mile in April and hope to break the NCAA and American records, maybe Duck under 16:00. Cardinal would love for you to come down and run 27:25, but they'll settle for 13:08. There's the PAC-12 meet, NCAA Regional 5K, then NCAAs (do you double 5K/10K?). Whew! You're already tired just thinking about it all.

    So do you fire all your guns by NCAA outdoor and take the rest of the year off? Do you hold a bit in reserve, run USATF two weeks after NCAAs then go to Berlin in August and maybe risk injury/illness with such a strung out year? Do you skip USATF and the WC but maybe run, say, three carefully selected races on the Euro circuit, maybe a 1500, a 3000, and a quality 5000, eschewing the 10K as Alberto has you focusing on shorter, faster races this year? Tough choices.

  • #2
    I'm guessing that his number one goal will be to win the NCAA team championship, and his secondary goal will be to be in peak form at USATF (and IAAF, assuming he makes the team). He may even train through the college season since he obviously doesn't need to be in peak form to beat up on college kids.

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    • #3
      He clearly did whatever it took to help bring home the Indoor NCAA title. No doubt he will do the same for the outdoor NCAA. Whatever else he does is a bit unclear. I would expect him to be at the USATF as it is in Eugene this year.

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      • #4
        when I saw the subject line here I figured the Ruppster had signed a sponsorship agreement with a car-rental company!

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        • #5
          There is a billboard on Franklin St. advertising the Pac-10 track meet. Rupp is featured largely.

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          • #6
            Re: What does Rupp do vis-avis WC and/or Euro?

            Originally posted by DrJay
            You're Galen Rupp. You've just had a brilliant indoor season. Oregon has at least a couple of duel meets listed in TAFNEWS spring schedule. You're slated for a leg on a 4 x mile in April and hope to break the NCAA and American records, maybe Duck under 16:00. Cardinal would love for you to come down and run 27:25, but they'll settle for 13:08. There's the PAC-12 meet, NCAA Regional 5K, then NCAAs (do you double 5K/10K?). Whew! You're already tired just thinking about it all.

            So do you fire all your guns by NCAA outdoor and take the rest of the year off? Do you hold a bit in reserve, run USATF two weeks after NCAAs then go to Berlin in August and maybe risk injury/illness with such a strung out year? Do you skip USATF and the WC but maybe run, say, three carefully selected races on the Euro circuit, maybe a 1500, a 3000, and a quality 5000, eschewing the 10K as Alberto has you focusing on shorter, faster races this year? Tough choices.
            I think that Rupp can succeed at all of the above. Coach Bill Bowerman used hard - easy. Ken Moore said that he needed hard - easy - easy to recover from his workouts. IF Rupp runs 4x1500, 4xMile & DMR on separate weekends & runs an 800, 1500 & 3000 on other separate weekends (as he did indoors) as long as he doesn't have more than one hard workout/week he will be ready for NCAA then USAT&F followed by WCh.

            Rupp reminds me of Geb in 1999 when he won WCh Indoor 1500& 3000 before finishing with WCh outdoor 10K -- when heats were required. Geb did well with his heavy racing load.

            Rupp seems to have developed a strong kick (as Geb did) which will allow him to run most of his races at < 100% effort & finish the season with a sub 27:00 10K at WCh IMHO. 2010 has no global 10K, so he can concentrate on 1500, 3000 & 5000 then.
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            • #7
              World Cup had a 10K through '94... wonder if it's coming back in the "new and improved" version of the 2010 Cup?

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              • #8
                Have the US named their team for Amman?
                http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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                • #9
                  http://www.usatf.org/events/2009/IAAFWo ... roster.asp

                  Team USA Roster

                  Senior Men

                  Robert Curtis (Ardmore, PA)
                  Brett Gotcher (Flagstsaff, AR)
                  Max King (Bend, Ore.)
                  Edward Moran (Williamsburg, VA)
                  Edwardo Torres (Boulder, CO)
                  Ryan Vail (Gresham, OR)

                  Junior Men

                  Patrick Dupont (Fairport, NY)
                  Christopher Derrick (Naperville, IL)
                  German Fernandez (Stillwater, OK)
                  Ryan Hill (Hickory, NC)
                  Francisco Medrano (Lafayette, IN)
                  Luke Puskedra (Eugene, OR)

                  Senior Women

                  Samia Akbar (Herndon, VA)
                  Julie Culley (Alexandria, VA)
                  Delilah Dicrescenzo (New York, NY)
                  Rebecca Donaghue (State College, PA)
                  Katherine Newberry (Williamsburg, VA)
                  Lindsey Scherf (Eugene, OR)

                  Junior Women

                  Ashley Brasovan (Wellington, FL)
                  Alexandra Dunne (San Clemente, CA)
                  Allison McLaughlin (Colorado Springs, CO)
                  Emily Pritt (North Canton, OH)
                  Neely Spence (Shippensburg, PA)
                  Sara Vaughn (Tulsa, OK)

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                  • #10
                    Re: What does Rupp do vis-avis WC and/or Euro?

                    Originally posted by Gleason
                    [Rupp reminds me of Geb in 1999 when he won WCh Indoor 1500& 3000 before finishing with WCh outdoor 10K -- when heats were required. Geb did well with his heavy racing load.

                    Rupp seems to have developed a strong kick (as Geb did) which will allow him to run most of his races at < 100% effort & finish the season with a sub 27:00 10K at WCh IMHO. 2010 has no global 10K, so he can concentrate on 1500, 3000 & 5000 then.
                    While Rupp has developed a nice finish against collegiate talent, he has quite a long way to go before he and his kick can be compared to that of Geb in his prime. Rupp is also a long way from being a 3:31 guy. But he is obviously developing very nicely.

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                    • #11
                      U.S. team was on the front page two days ago

                      http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/displa ... p?id=29556

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                      • #12
                        Re: What does Rupp do vis-avis WC and/or Euro?

                        Originally posted by Cyril
                        Originally posted by Gleason
                        [Rupp reminds me of Geb in 1999 when he won WCh Indoor 1500& 3000 before finishing with WCh outdoor 10K -- when heats were required. Geb did well with his heavy racing load.

                        Rupp seems to have developed a strong kick (as Geb did) which will allow him to run most of his races at < 100% effort & finish the season with a sub 27:00 10K at WCh IMHO. 2010 has no global 10K, so he can concentrate on 1500, 3000 & 5000 then.
                        While Rupp has developed a nice finish against collegiate talent, he has quite a long way to go before he and his kick can be compared to that of Geb in his prime. Rupp is also a long way from being a 3:31 guy. But he is obviously developing very nicely.
                        I agree.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gh
                          World Cup had a 10K through '94... wonder if it's coming back in the "new and improved" version of the 2010 Cup?
                          It's not.

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                          • #14
                            Too bad..... as I recall the races were frequently "tactical" (aka slow), meaning some great finishes.

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