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.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
I've always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners.
Go in any direction..seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
If you can't win, make the one ahead of you break the record.
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
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 only tactics I admire are do-or-die
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!
I am going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my last race.
Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have Nature, and that is much better.
It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse.
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves
Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.
There are as many reasons for running as there are days in a year.... But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child.
The most important thing in life..
American naturalist John Burroughs put it, “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.
Make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
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