September 2, 2010

She preferred intervals to long distances, moving fast, then slow, rather than holding a consistent pace that eventually bored her. Long ago, she’d found she got further without meaning to by following this pattern.

“How do you do it all?” her friends asked, and she smiled, thinking of all the walking she did between sprints. It was secret, this walking. It was better they didn’t know about it, anyway.

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