The young stud is going to be switching things up this year.
In an article posted on Letsrun.com, Alberto Salazar, the coach of American Olympian Galen Rupp, shared some of Rupp’s upcoming training as well as his approach to mileage. Salazar spoke to the Web site last weekend while attending the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross-Country race in Scotland. As opposed to 2009 and 2010, where Rupp had one long track season, Salazar says Rupp will prepare for two: the indoor track season, then a running break, followed by a season to prepare for the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
“I don’t like the idea of just having one peak a year, you get stale.” Salazar said.
He also said that Rupp will increase his weekly mileage totals. In the past, Rupp has averaged 90-mile weeks for 10 weeks, but Salazar wants to move that up to triple digits.
“This year we’re doing 110 now and he’s already feeling a lot stronger. Someday he’ll be at 120 or 130. Not next year. We’ll do it gradually,” he said.