To finish will leave you feeling like a champion and positively change your life.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face. Gatorade ad The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
I run to see who has the most guts.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama, competition, camaraderie & heroism
Just put one foot in front of the other.
Art is nothing more than the shadow of humanity.
Onions make me sad. A lot of people don't realize that.
No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day. When I look into their eyes, I know I'm going to beat them.
The freedom of cross country is so primitive. It's woman vs. nature.
If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse.
Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.
Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don't think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal.
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 run 100 miles a week, you can eat anything you want - Why? Because (a) you'll burn all the calories you consume, (b) you deserve it, and (c) you'll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway.
No doubt a brain and some shoes are essential for marathon success, although if it comes down to a choice, pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes.
The start of a World Cross Country event is like riding a horse in the middle of a buffalo stampede. It's a thrill if you keep up, but one slip and you're nothing but hoof prints.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep but I have promises to keep....
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