On afternoon during an arbitrary run, one of my running partners suddenly shouted, “RACE YA TO THE END OF THE BLOCK!” before taking off toward the stoplight. We all sprinted after her with huge smiles on our faces. Or at least I assume everyone else was smiling because I left them in my dust. BEEP! BEEP!
Once we all got to the curb, we were wheezing and leaning on our knees. It was awesome. It was so awesome that we decided to institute this policy at the end of every run. It makes you feel great, it’s a good tool to have in your arsenal on race day, and most of all, it’s just plain fun.
So next time you’re out for a run, finish like you mean it. Extra points if you beat your running buddies to the end. — Aidz