Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon.
To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who's never run it is like trying to explain color to someone who was born blind.
Motivation remains key to the marathon: the motivation to begin; the motivation to continue; the motivation never to quit.
I don't think about the miles that are coming down the road, I don't think about the mile I'm on right now, I don't think about the miles I've already covered. I think about what I'm doing right now, just being lost in the moment.
I definitely want to show how beautiful the marathon can be. I am the opponent of all those who find the marathon bad: the psychologists, the physiologists, the doubters. I make the marathon beautiful for myself and for others. That's why I'm here.
Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating.
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.
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run
You shall become the person you are.
A lot of people don't realize that not everybody gets high.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The gun goes off and everthing changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters.
If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep but I have promises to keep...
Onions make me sad. A lot of people don't realize that.
I am going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my last race.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don't think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.
Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus.
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.
It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street.
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