Rupp is on course to be a force in international 10K races, but not just yet. Unlike most American athletes, his coaches understand how to develop a talent to his maximum potential. That just doesn't happen overnight and there shouldn't be any doubters that Rupp's career has been handled very well. I can recall ignorant people disparaging Rupp's racing, but his coaches stayed the course. Another thing...Lananna has made a point of not over-racing his athletes because he uses the fact that he works with his top athletes to prepare them for international competition as a recruiting tool (e.g. Rupp, Klotz, Kozinski, Blood).
Going back to Rupp's schedule. At this point it appears that his schedule will soon be in high gear: he will run 800 meters this weekend, then one leg of the 4 X mile on the 9th. Then he will probably run 10K at the Pac 10's, 5K at the Regionals, 5K and 10K at NCAA's. Those are his tune-ups, because then he will go pro and race the USATF championships as his first pro-race before heading for Europe. In my opinion, he has a fantastic future and will be a world contender within three years. Also, in my opinion, I wish that coaches of young athletes such as German Fernandez would take notice to how Galen Rupp has been developed. They just might avoid the risk of ruining great potential talents if they would follow his blueprint.