Oh how I wish I could close in 57 in my first race of the season! Oh how I wish I could consistently run 13 low and 27 low every time I ran. I'm not a fan or fanboy (whatever that means).
Despite all that, I love to watch racing, NOT pacing.
Get over the rabbits, get over your want for leading, If I had Rupp's speed, I would do what he did. Only slower guys without leg speed 'gut it out' time and time again. IT IS WHAT WILL WEAR US OUT IN A VERY FEW, VERY HARD RACES. How long will his season last if he leads every lap? You will only understand if you had the talent and the speed. If you are like me, who ran some ok times on the track and XC, but had NO speed, you know what I mean. (btw, I ran 13:39/28:21, with a high 58 on the end (as my best ever) and placed in NCAAs and ran the Trials). Yes high 58 is NO speed at their level, you all and I both know that
We the readers here will NEVER be in his league, so enjoy the ride.
Again, not a fan, just stating the facts.
I would much rather have had a Razorback in the mix!