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Old 03-28-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

I just heard on the Gary Wise show that Huck Seed, age 40, has made a prop bet to run a 4:39 mile before the end of the year. He is getting 33 to 1. They didnt say the amount. But I am guessing something like 5 grand vs 165 grand?

Anyway, I would guess that most former NCAA All-Americans in the mile would have trouble running a 4:39 mile at age 40. I think Huck has no shot.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

Bet the US Federal budget against.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

i would never bet against huck seed on anything!
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

LOL that is impossible i would bet everything i got against huck running that, easy money right there. If he was in his 20s and been running track his whole life it would still be hard to do that. LOL at 4:39 LOL
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:51 PM   #5
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

He's not a thick person. Why would he agree if its as bad as you say Frankie? He must have some shot at it.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

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LOL that is impossible i would bet everything i got against huck running that, easy money right there. If he was in his 20s and been running track his whole life it would still be hard to do that. LOL at 4:39 LOL
Actually, here's a 46 year old at 4:13...
But the ONLY way Huck is running 4:39 at 40...
Is if he was serious, competitive runner in his college days...
You need GENETICS to run 4:39 at any age.

http://masterstrack.com/blog/005333.html
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:05 PM   #7
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

what if you were running down-hill?
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:06 PM   #8
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

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He's not a thick person. Why would he agree if its as bad as you say Frankie? He must have some shot at it.
hes got a shot if its a windy day and the wind is on his back.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:08 PM   #9
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

Neil Chapelle, if I spelled his name right, is an old time Stardust Razz player and just might become, if I am not mistaken about the record, the first seventy year old to break five minutes. He hangs out at the Bellagio once in a while. If I was him I'd be winning lots of money.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:10 PM   #10
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

Huck aint no dummy, thats all that really needs to be said
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

I think he wins less than 3% of the time so good bet for Gary Wise.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:14 PM   #12
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

I don't think he understands the amount of training that is required for the average person to break 5 minutes.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:15 PM   #13
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

if anyone wants to give me 33-1 on this i will bet i can do it.

i also like hucks side of this bet
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:16 PM   #14
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

Roosevelt's quote: "The cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat" comes to mind here

The consolation prize of being in awesome shape is probably worth the 5k alone, maybe he just needs some motivation, a goal, and now hes got supporters.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:21 PM   #15
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

Giving him to much time to prepare IMO
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:25 PM   #16
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

did they give the reason why 4:39 was chosen instead of like 4:40?
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:33 PM   #17
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

Pretty sure Huck's brother did this bet in the past, but at 4:30, and lost after running a 4:35 mile or something like that.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:36 PM   #18
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

He really has no shot at this unless he was pretty much a pro athlete when younger and still runs a lot.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:41 PM   #19
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

How much training would be required and what types of training would it take for a completely sedentary man to reach a sub 5 min mile?
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:44 PM   #20
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

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How much training would be required and what types of training would it take for a completely sedentary man to reach a sub 5 min mile?
totally depends on age.

at 16, 6 months min.
at 25, 1 year.
at 35, 3 years.
at 45+ 5 years.

imo (i could be off on 35/45)
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:58 PM   #21
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

very tough, but if I was Huck and getting 33:1 I'd take it

(I think it'd be -EV, but +"life"EV in terms of getting in shape
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:16 PM   #22
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

Was there any stipulation saying he couldn't be on pseudoephedrine or cocaine or some stimulant? Don't forget that!
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:19 PM   #23
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

Breaking 5 minutes would have been a huge challenge at age 40. I know hucks a good runner and very driven. Shaving seconds under 5 minutes is really hard.

It's not really a matter of time at age 40. At age 40 he'll have endurance but man you just gotta have speed.

You can't teach speed. At age 40 he's lost a step and he just won't be able to get all of it back. Strength and weight training will help but damn.

Think of it this way he will need to run 4 70 second quarter miles back to back to back.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:21 PM   #24
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Re: Huck Seed Prop Bet to Run 4:39 Mile

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Was there any stipulation saying he couldn't be on pseudoephedrine or cocaine or some stimulant? Don't forget that!
lol i bet tyrome biggums could run a 4:39 mile
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:24 PM   #25
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Giving him to much time to prepare IMO
genetics is far more important than prep time. 99%+ of the population could train forever and never get that.
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