AK: I would say what's most common between the two sports is that you can't give up in practice and you have your teammates there to push you all the time. What's different is I think cross-country is more of a team sport, especially compared to club swimming because in club swimming you just go out and swim your own race. In high school swimming, it's a little more team-oriented, but still you don't get the same team aspect as you do in cross-country. But, possibly, that might be because I didn't practice with the high school team for swimming and I did for cross-country, so maybe I'm seeing it differently just because of how I practiced.
GR: You've been involved in swimming a lot longer, or a lot earlier in your life, than running. Were you able to apply any of the things you had learned from competitive swimming to running?