Just did 1 hour of speedwork on the track. The quick leg-turnover on a hard surface is what's called RUNNING.
Even though it hurts, it shakes things up and brings an element of variety to an otherwise monotonous training program. About halfway through my run, the local high school track team showed up. What fun! The point is, whether I or they, the excitement everyone has during training can be as exciting as the race itself. My running, at heart, is therefore a very patriotic act. I mean, how much more American can you get than being an inspiration for your local track team???