Wednesday, January 6, 2010
1985 Interview - Pat Porter and Craig Virgin
I love looking at footage I can find from my day. I found this at ethicalrunner.com
Pat Porter made 2 US Olympic teams, and won the US XC Nationals an incredible 8 consecutive years in a row (1982-89). Craig Virgin, who ran 8:40 for 2 miles in high school, won the World Cross Country title in 1980 and 1981.
I found it interesting that Porter followed up his long run with 800 intervals the next day. I've always found it very difficult to run hard the day after a long one, but for him I guess it was nothing more than long recovery.