You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.
Running with others can help get you out when you might otherwise blow it off.
Why couldn't Pheidippides have died at 20 miles?
You have to know your body. It's part of the beauty of the training process, and once you've determined how much your body and mind can take, you can then begin to reach your potential.
I admire runners older than I - they are now my heroes. I want to be like them as I grow older.
Running a marathon is just like reading a good book. After a while you're just not conscious of the physical act of reading.
Hills are speedwork in disguise.
Be willing to move forward and find out what happens next.
You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.
A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time.
You train best where you are the happiest.
The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard, easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what combinations work for them. They have to learn to be persistent and patient with their training and racing.
Intervals and other types of speed work are essential to improve running speed.
My goal has always been to slow down as slowly as possible. It's as simple as that.
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.
How did I know you ran a 4:30 mile in high school? That's easy. Everyone ran a 4:30 mile in high school.
Because running fast is more fun than running slow.
Three half-mile repeats on the track at 5-K race pace with a short recovery jog in between shouldn't scare anyone away-and it will improve your speed.
As I've been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work, I'm enjoying my running more and more.
In other words we have marketed our way into this health crisis.
There's always the feeling of getting stronger. I think that's what keeps me going.
I want my time spent running to serve as a reward.
When you are caring about your children perhaps you always have to remember at what point you can become over involved because of something you need rather than something the child needs.
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.
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.
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