Well, ol' Alex is up in Ft. Collins running for CSU and he has posted some pretty impressive indoor times this winter. Alex has dropped a 4:20.6 for the mile (not 1600, but full mile) and a very cool 1:56.42 for the 800. On tight curvy indoor track, nonetheless. He tells me he has been doing speedwork, but not a ton of it. Most of this speed is due to aerobic capacity and racing guile.
Congrats Alex, keep up the great work, I want to see some super fast times this spring too!