Go in any direction..seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
Good things come slow, especially in distance running.
Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.
Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.
If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have Nature, and that is much better.
Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach.
In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
Art is nothing more than the shadow of humanity.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.
I run because it's my passion, and not just a sport. Every time I walk out the door, I know why I'm going where I'm going and I'm already focused on that special place where I find my peace and solitude. Running, to me, is more than just a physical exercise... it's a consistent reward for victory!
Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.
The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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