People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
A lot of people don't realize that not everybody gets high.
The gun goes off and everthing changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves
The marathon can humble you.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day. When I look into their eyes, I know I'm going to beat them.
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.
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.
It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep but I have promises to keep...
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.
Good things come slow, especially in distance running.
Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.
Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don't think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
Art is nothing more than the shadow of humanity.
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.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.
I've always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners.
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.
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