To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime.
I often lose motivation, but it's something I accept as normal.
If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.
Being a runner means you are now 'free' to win and lose and live life to its fullest.
Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport.
The marathon can humble you.
I believe you'll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis
Don't feel guilty about driving somewhere nice to run. If people can drive to a park to eat hot dogs, you can drive there to run.
Runners are the ultimate celebration people. Running is just so intense, you're really experiencing life to the fullest.
I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results.
A change of pace in terms of your running pace will give you strength psychologically.
The advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability -- consistency, a sane approach, moderation and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life.
Good health, peace of mind, being outdoors, camaraderie - those are all wonderful things that come to you when running. But for me, the real pull of running - the proverbial icing on the cake - has always been racing.
My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
I want to run until I can't run
Always take the long term view and train and race smart, with a bit of caution.
I ran my fastest marathon in the rain.
I can't even imagine what it's like to run for 5 or 6 hours.
No one who works a forty hour week will ever beat me.
Having your goal to focus on is key, but don't let it become more important than your excellence next year and the year after.
Being a lifelong runner, knowing what running gives me, a variety of factors - that is what motivates me.
My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.
I also feel it usually takes four or five races to hit your best marathon for your body to be accustomed to the training AND the race itself.
Runners...you're competitive, but you want to have fun, too. You want to enjoy life. And runners really get to do that, I think-after we recover.
Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts which can include terrific highs and lows.
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