Could not steal your thunder and start another thread. RunnersWorld also posted.
Sounds like it was really bad if he couldnt run 12 miles a WEEK. You almost wonder if he meant 12 a day.
I dont know his story that well, but I thought folks said he had a TUE for this stuff way back when in 07-08? Makes you wonder if he just got treated if that would be the key.
Regardless of where you stand with Ryan he did a lot to advance US distance running. Hell enjoy being a father and watching his wife continue to train at a high level. If he is coaching her it makes you wonder if maybe he will form a small training group eventually.