The mile has all the elements of a drama.
Have you ever felt worse after a run?
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
Every run is a great run!
Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.
The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
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.
Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.
I can't imagine living and not running.
You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do.
Any idiot can train himself into the ground; the trick is working in training to get gradually stronger.
A coach can be like oasis in the desert of a runner's lost enthusiasm.
When you run in places you visit, you encounter things you'd never see otherwise.
Running gives me confidence.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
The best pace is a suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die.
The nine inches right here; set it straight and you can beat anybody in the world.
Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!
Only think of two things - the report of the pistol and the tape. When you hear one, run like hell until you break the other.
If a man coaches himself, then he has only himself to blame when he is beaten.
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.
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