Running with others can help get you out when you might otherwise blow it off.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.
Hills are speedwork in disguise.
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.
I plan to be running as long as I can and have no plans to stop.
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.
You train best where you are the happiest.
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.
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.
Intervals and other types of speed work are essential to improve running speed.
When you first run up First Avenue in New York, if you don't get goose bumps, theres something wrong with you.
Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career - mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience.
Right now, after having had back surgery, I am finally back to running again.
For the novice runner, I'd say to give yourself at least 2 months of consistently running several times a week at a conversational pace before deciding whether you want to stick with it. Consistency is the most important aspect of training at this point.
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.
You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.
Running a marathon is just like reading a good book. After a while you're just not conscious of the physical act of reading.
Because running fast is more fun than running slow.
The marathon is all about energy management. I had planned to run it like a track race with strategic surges to blow up my competitors by putting them into oxygen debt, so that is the way I prepared.
As I've been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work, I'm enjoying my running more and more.
I also held several masters running titles.
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