Practice makes perfect in sports and in life. Interval training is an integral part of track and field practice.
In 1990, it was not uncommon for athletes from Canada to attend schools in the USA on athletic scholarships. One young woman from Canada who I will call Joyce was super skinny with alabaster skin and rusty red bobbed hair. She was a half miler.
One day at interval practice, Joyce was outrunning many of the black girls in 200 meter sprints. After the series of interval sprints, the word was that many of the black girls who hailed from such places as NYC were visibly angry by this red headed upstart from the Great White North.
This practice prepared me for a pattern that I would observe for the next two decades, that pattern being that a red headed or blonde woman was never to outshine a woman of ‘color’, and if a fair haired woman does disregard this unspoken rule made by the cult of diversity, she will feel its wrath.