Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
Good things come slow, especially in distance running.
Trample the weak. Hurdle the dead.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
I run to see who has the most guts.
Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face. Gatorade ad The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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.
Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.
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 is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
I've been running since high school. My boyfriend was on the track team, and I'd run with him.
I was on the high school track team, believe it or not, and played baseball, poorly but passionately.
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