The problem with US distance runners is they are always focusing on "next year" and when "next year" gets here they are focusing on "next year" again or "4 years" from now to medal at the og's. Some of these africans run marathons in the fall, xc in the spring and track in the summer. The midd guys would run indoor. some even running xc and then of course track in the summer. Even if its one marathon or half. Or a couple xc races and then worlds. (seriously we need to start sending our best to worlds). Its not like they are over racing where as these american guys train the whole year and update there twitter every week and update us on a good work out they did or how they are looking forward to big things this summer. Seriously guys. Shutup and race. We are tired of waiting 7 months to see you guys race and then dns or dnf.
If you are tired, then get your ass out there and train.