It's not based off just one race. Rupp has been running slow all season.
on her hampton blouse wrote:
people have off-days. maybe rupp just wasn't feeling it today. to say for certain "he is not in sub13 shape right now" is kind of silly based off of one poor race.
I don't know how much you can judge Rupp's fitness here, actually. Rupp's classic play is to either sit on Lagat or Farah. I'm not sure when Lagat stepped off, but that may have gotten into Rupp's head a little. Even still he worked hard, was hung out in space, and ran a well-earned 13:05. It did look like he pushed to catch the group with 5-4 laps to go, but died. I do think Rupp could have gone 12:58.9 again with a pack.
lil gurl mamacita wrote:
I think it is fairly evident that the speed they've gained has been well demonstrated at 1500 through 3k as they're running incredible world beating times at these shorter distances. However, Galen couldn't hang with the pace in the Monaco 5,000 today, and Mo has had to slow races down as of late in order to stay in contention. I'm now certain that Rupp is not in sub 13 /27 shape at the moment, and I doubt that he will be this season. Farah? dunno, he's always a wild card, but I would bet that he's not as capable of running the times at 5 and 10,000 that people now extrapolate to with his recent 3:28.
Uhhh what? If the race is won in sub13 then he will definitely need to be in sub13 shape
Rupp doesn't need to be in sub 13/27 shape. He needs to be in shape to kick a 1:51 last 800 and a 51 last quarter.
There is nothing to figure out. You just run.
Rupp just hasn't figured out the 5k yet. You'd figure a 7:30/3:50 guy could do it.
The OP is just sort of copying what Spblnfo guy said on another thread.
Agree with OP. I'm not convinced Mo and Galen could run their PRs for 5k/10k right now.
No, showing guts would have been to stick with the lead pack from the beginning. Not having guts is what made him stick with Lagat instead.
Having said that he showed some real guts to run on his own for most of the second half of the race and try to close the gap. 13:05 is certainly no disaster and I think he is in better shape than that from what I watched tonight.
There's a lot to figure out. Racing at this elite level requires tremendous coaching and effort in training. It has to be directed effort focused on doing the right types of training, intensity, duration etc. Rupp may have had an off day or he may be "training through" Monaco with the WC as his goal. Farah - I didn't see a 3:28ish time from him. What happens on race day is the tip of the pyramid. Farah executed above expectations, while Rupp ran very well, and likely has a sub 13 in him in the near future.