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In his memoir, 14 Minutes , Alberto Salazar talks about the cautious, long-term approach he took in his early years working with Galen Rupp (whom he's coached for more than a decade). "I kept him from overreaching," Salazar wrote, "refusing to let him make the same mistakes that I'd committed over and over as a young runner." Even now, he notes that Rupp has yet to run a marathon, even though by the time he was Rupp's age, Salazar had run eight and was well into his decline. As anyone who watched the Olympics last summer will remember, it was a strategy that paid off, with Rupp sprinting to 10,000m silver--the first 10,000m medal for an American male since Billy Mills in 1964. Most recreational racers also claim long-term goals, one of the most frequent being, "I want to be doing this for the rest of my life." But how many of us really work to a long-term plan? We want to ...

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