All of the responses are greatly appreciated. I’m going to reveal an ulterior motive for my post–I wanted someone else to say that we’re overtraining. Our distance coach is a solid track guy with a history of sending distance runners to state–and he’s used the same methods for years. I have wondered, however, if some of our inability to progress late this season has been due to overwork. Our distance coach simply believes “we’re still not in shape.” Anyway, again, I appreciate everyone taking the time to respond. I especially appreciate the start and curve work suggestions from Matt.