"Believe in yourself, know
yourself, deny yourself, and be humble."
-John Treacy's 4 principles of training prior to Los Angeles '84
"Somewhere in the world someone
is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win."
"Live like a clock."
-Jumbo Elliot of Villanova, on how runners should structure their lifestyle
"Running is a big question
mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be
a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"
-Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and sub 2:12 marathoner
"No pain, no gain."
"Train, don't strain."
"Runners like to run 100
miles a week because it's a round number.
But I think 88 is a lot rounder."
"Running is freedom. Crisp
cool air, cool sweat, cool ground, the sun peaking in the horizon as the
morning breeze sweeps across
the hills and through the trees, the silent beat of feet against the soft soil, the trees green and orange and red,
breathing fast, heart beating fast, running over the hills fast, burning, soaring, and living free."
"Any idiot can train himself
into the ground; the trick is working in training to get gradually stronger."
-Keith Brantly, US Road Racer and Marathoner
"Run like hell and get the
pain over with."
Dathan Ritzenhein wins Foot Locker Nationals in 14:29
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