george oscar bluth wrote:
Ho Hum wrote:
How fast would he have to be to reconsider retiring?
I don't think he'd reconsider unless he ran 3:55ish. Maybe 3:56 that was close to winning.
Webb ran 3:53 in high school, loads of college kids break 4 or it's equivalent every year.
I don't think he'd reconsider retiring unless he whipped this field or at minimum 95% of it.
Just in Portland there are a handfull of americans who can currently beat him in the mile, then add Eugene, then add the rest of the country. There are just a ton of guys who can run between 3:52 and 4:00 now, and several who can go under 3:52.
Unless he thought he was a 3:4X miler/3:32 1500 runner right now or in the next few months it makes no sense to hang on.
Always thought he could've run a great 3000 or 5000 and that's where his future could go, but it didn't.