Words of Running Wisdom

  • Do a little more of what you want to do every day, until your idea becomes what’s real.
  • i run. u run. i can u can.
  • MARATHON: it’s not about a finishing time. Trust your work, the effort, the sacrifice. You’ve spent the time, shown the dedication, go out there have fun, impress yourself, and believe in yourself.
  • I don’t even wear a watch anymore.
  • Ride the wave of competition,
  • To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
  • Feet don’t fail me now
  • This parade SUCKS – summer sanders
  • Batliner – These are incredible people with the incredible & audacious agenda to discover their own talents
  • Training for a marathon requires the courage to push your limits and the ability to adjust many unforeseen variables
  • As a serious athlete, your focus must be on intensity first, workout duration second, and weekly volume a distant third.
  • As a distance runner, you know you’re going to get your bell rung. Distance runners are experts at pain, discomfort, and fear
  • Goucher – this team knows what it is to be invested in a plan, to be dedicated to a system that simultaneously scares the hell out of you and makes you so excited you can barely hold it in.
  • I honestly think I was blessed with an Olympic gold medal because of the person I am. – Picabo Street
  • Either you run the day or the day runs you
  • “Strive for greatness.”
  • “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
  • “Nobody’s built like you, you design yourself.”
  • “Happiness is pushing your limits and watching them back down.”
  • “It’s not about a finishing time. Trust your work, the effort, the sacrifice. You’ve spent the time, shown the dedication, go out there have fun, impress yourself, and believe in yourself.”
  • “If I accepted conventional wisdom about my limitations, I’d never have found out what I was truly capable of.”
  • “In the end, passion is what separates competitors.”
  • “Give me speed, give me strength, let me fly.”
  • “Training for a marathon requires the courage to push your limits and the ability to adjust many unforeseen variables.”
  • “As a distance runner, you know you’re going to get your bell rung. Distance runners are experts at pain, discomfort, and fear.”
  • “Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be.”
  • “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.”
  • “Why couldn’t Pheidippides have died at 20 miles?”
  • “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
  • I knew well that I would run my best by hoping that everyone else ran their best.”
  • “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”
  • “Without patience, you will never conquer endurance.”
  • “Heroism is endurance for one moment more.”
  • “Pushing your body past what you thought it was capable of is easy;  the hard part is pushing yourself even further”
  • “For a long-distance runner, the end of the race is when you pause for rest before  beginning a long and patient preparation for the next race and that sense of rebirth it will bring.”
  • “The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other…but to be with each other.”
  • “I believe in you, and the secret that separates winners from everyone else is their belief in themselves.”
  • “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
  • “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”

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