I assuming these are a few of the guys that regularly "man handled" him in workouts?
2010 USATF 25K Championships
1 ANDREW CARLSON FLAGSTAFF, AZ 28 1:14:42
2 BRETT GOTCHER FLAGSTAFF, AZ 25 1:15:06
3 NICHOLAS ARCINIAGA FLAGSTAFF, AZ 26 1:15:18
4 JASON HARTMANN CONCORD, MA 29 1:15:38
5 JOSH EBERLY GUNNISON, CO 29 1:15:54
6 FASIL BIZUNEH CONCORD, MA 30 1:17:28
I think they're doing great work in Flagstaff, but I don't think Andrew left because he couldn't hang.
We're all lead to believe that you're somehow tied to the group there. I kinda doubt it. My guess is those guys are above this kind of thing.