Alberto Salazar talks about joining the Boston Track Club when he was a junior in high school. He understood that to get better, he had to train with those much better than him. He understood this conceptually and talks of how doing so supplemented his ability to learn about world class training methods. He was doing the right things always, which gave him a physical and psychological jump on his peers. Salazar also talks about training athletes like Galen Rupp from the time Galen was 13 on. This allowed Galen to press boundaries early and progress in the sport rapidly.