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

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.


  1. Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the credit on the link. Can't believe i found something off your radar! You usually have such crackin' videos and other content.

  2. Those sand workouts by Porter at 10,000 feet are incredible! I've tried running in Breckenridge at that elevation- running uphill in sand would be near impossible.