Workout of the Day

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16 x 400m

Splits: 59.9, 59.7, 60.8, 60.6, 60.8, 59.8, 60.2, 60.4, 59.9, 59.7, 59.8, 59.2, 59.6, 59.5, 59.2, 58.4

Recovery: 200m jog in 60" rec.

Galen Rupp — July 17th, 2010


Context & Details 

In a lot of ways 2010 was a breakout year for Galen. He ran 27:10 for 10,000m and 13:07 for 5,000m. Both then were personal bests. 

This session came a little over a week after he had just run 13:10 for 5,000m in Europe. His coach was readying him to break 13 minutes that year in the 5,000m. Which this workout indicates was a realistic possibility.

But it didn't materialize, that would have to wait until 2012 at the Pre Classic where he ran 12:58. 

However, he did rip a 7:43 3,000m almost a month after this session, which is still his best mark for that distance to this day.


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Jonathan Marcus