Running with others can help get you out when you might otherwise blow it off.
I admire runners older than I - they are now my heroes. I want to be like them as I grow older.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.
Hills are speedwork in disguise.
Running a marathon is just like reading a good book. After a while you're just not conscious of the physical act of reading.
Be willing to move forward and find out what happens next.
In other words we have marketed our way into this health crisis.
You have to know your body. It's part of the beauty of the training process, and once you've determined how much your body and mind can take, you can then begin to reach your potential.
You train best where you are the happiest.
Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It's part of racing.
Why couldn't Pheidippides have died at 20 miles?
As I've been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work, I'm enjoying my running more and more.
The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard, easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what combinations work for them. They have to learn to be persistent and patient with their training and racing.
There's always the feeling of getting stronger. I think that's what keeps me going.
When you are caring about your children perhaps you always have to remember at what point you can become over involved because of something you need rather than something the child needs.
My goal has always been to slow down as slowly as possible. It's as simple as that.
I want my time spent running to serve as a reward.
A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time.
Because running fast is more fun than running slow.
The thing that makes [Bob] Kennedy so good is that he doesn't have a fear of losing. He was willing to go to Europe and get hammered.
You can actually suffer a little bit more going slowly than when you're going really fast. A faster marathon might even be easier than a slow one, in terms of what it takes out of you mentally.
You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.
Three half-mile repeats on the track at 5-K race pace with a short recovery jog in between shouldn't scare anyone away-and it will improve your speed.
I started in law school in '71 and graduated in '74. So I was training for the Olympics, running or averaging around 20 miles a day and going to law school full time.
I plan to be running as long as I can and have no plans to stop.
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