I could do 20x400m at 65s with 90 seconds rest followed up with a 4:45 mile.
Yet I never broke 25 minutes for the 8k or 30 minutes for the 10k.
Workouts were good for track season. But there are no opportunities for track racing for a college grad. I suck at 10k road racing.
I hated mileage in college and did my best to ensure I never ran over an hour at a time, believing my strength somehow made me "manlier" than the skinny distance guyd. Basically a career as a mid distance runner guarantees hobby jogger status after college.