Haverford XCTF community – Two of my old friends did a Podcast recently.  Jeff Atkinson (also known as “El Raton”) was an Olympic finalist in the mile in 1988 and held the American record in the indoor 1500 meters for a while. David Frank — the ‘guest interviewer’ for this segment — was a Stanford University teammate and roommate of Jeff’s, and was an excellent steeplechase and long distance guy.  I mention these guys occasionally.  Long ago I lived and trained with Jeff and Dave — and several other elite runners — at/around Stanford in Northern California. They are more knowledgeable about training and racing than anyone I know and they’re currently two of the best high school coaches in the country. So, why not have a listen? I think Jeff’s story is instructive in many ways. Link is HERE. – Coach Green