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Subject: RE: WEBB VS RITZ AT STANFORD 10k SUNDAY
I def agree that a confident healthy Ritz is a major threat BUT you are using Ritzs ability to get far ahead of his competition in HS to gauge how far he will be ahead of his competition at the elite level. It doesn't work that way.
You almost sound like you never ran competitevly ever. In high school people have different bodies. Some bodies are more mature and some bodies are less mature. Hall ran close to a four minute mile in high school. He is more mature now and his body is getting more and more used to running fast.
Ritz is not going to be able to drop Hall no matter what pace he runs. He is just not that talented to stick it to hall like he could do in high school. Do I think it is a toss up between the two for who will be better in the long run? YES but ritz will never kill the competition like he did in high school.
Have you ever watched the videotape after the NCAA XC championships when Ritz barely beat Hall. Hall stated how he was running a team race and could have broke early and how he raced for the team. He could have ran away from Ritz that day and never given him a chance, but he ran a team race. Ritz went out slow that day and moved up. Afterwards Ritz states " THIS IS NOT HIGH SCHOOL ANYMORE. IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALLGAME. I JUST CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM THESE GUYS ANYMORE."
Flagpole, cut the crap about Ritz being SOSOSO much more talented than the rest of the guys. Hall and Dobson ccan go under 1310 this year!
You say Ritz doesn't have Hall or Dobson on his mind. We will see.
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