Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
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.
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.
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
Go in any direction..seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
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.
I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have Nature, and that is much better.
Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don't think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.
I run because it's my passion, and not just a sport.
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 only tactics I admire are do-or-die
The freedom of cross country is so primitive. It's woman vs. nature.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
A lot of people don't realize that not everybody gets high.
Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.
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