Training For A Marathon Quotes by Fred Lebow, Roger Bannister, Brooks Johnson, Steve Prefontaine, Lasse Viren, Paul Tergat and many others.
Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
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.
Dream barriers look very high until someone climbs them. They are not barriers anymore.
Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.
The gun goes off and everthing changes… the world changes… and nothing else really matters.
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.
Training for a marathon is much like climbing a ladder. Each ring is a short-term goal that must be met in sequence in order to reach the long-term goal at the top of the ladder.
I run to see who has the most guts.
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
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.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing
Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run