is this selective memory day on letsrun or something? webb ran a 13:57 on a hilly 2.97mi course (~4800m). extrapolate that out to a 5k and you've got ABOUT a 14:30. is that really "nowhere near" the aerobic strength of Fernandez?
Webb had no where near the aerobic strength that German does at this point. German could never match Webb's Mile nor 800 from HS, but Webb was never close to 14:23 on a hilly cross country course.
4:00.29 is getting there, the season isn't over either. He breaks the 2 mile record and he is THE MAN.
fernandez is good, but he's not on their level.
Do you realize the aerobic strength it takes to run 3:53? You're a bloody moron.
CoachB wrote:Computer Guru wrote:Webb had no where near the aerobic strength that German does at this point. German could never match Webb's Mile nor 800 from HS, but Webb was never close to 14:23 on a hilly cross country course.
I realize that Webb never made a specific, concerted effort to break Nelson's record, but he did run the distance several times throughout his senior year.
That being said, I was simply using that reference to point out that a fast 1600m time doesn't necessarily indicate that the young man is ready to run 8:35.
I think he has a shot at it.
except fernandez ran 8:34 two hours later, so let's just say SHUT THE F#@K UP!!!
but right now Fernandez fits neatly between Sage and A.J. Acosta. So, let's say Fernandez's time is a terrific high school time--period, end of story.
Good call man.
and he'll probably run faster than that, could be the biggest high school double ever today.
You were saying...
i realize that everyone tends to think that the best runner they've seen in person is superhuman, but webb was better than fernandez in every way. webbs, ritzs, nelsons, ryuns, etc. don't happen every year. fernandez is good, but he's not on their level.