Catch Me If You Can


Growing up my brother and I used to create mini-competitions which often included sprinting against one another in our front yard or on the beach during summer vacation.  In fact, that competitive edge still comes back even as adults.

There is something completely invigorating about a good sprint.  I feel fast and sleek as the air blows through my hair.  My legs feel strong and mighty.  So fast that I could outrun a cheetah.  When I sprint I know I still have that extra oomph left in me.  I’m emptying all the fuel that is left in me leaving nothing behind. 

Today I did some sprints on the treadmill.  I focused on starting out with 2 minutes of walking and then every 1-2 minutes increased to a higher setting until I was up to a sub-7 minute/mile pace.  Then I went back down the speeds to then work my way back up again.  It was a nice way to do an overall 4 miles and showed me that even once I took a breather to walk I could kick my legs into high gear again.

I’m aiming for those bursts of energy found in sprints to help make me faster during race days…so fast that no one can catch me on the run.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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