“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.

Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.”—-William James.

1. ” Get tired but don’t get lost ”
2. ” Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional ”
3. ” Sprain is functional,
4. ” Exalted and you will be humbled, be humbled and you will be exalted.”
5. ” Luck has nothing to do with marathon, it is the preparation. ”
6. ” If you can still see me, you’re still in the road and you can do it.”
7. ” Straight ahead, finish line is so near.”
8. ” We are not racing to train, but rather we are training to race.”

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.” – Jerome Drayton

“Pain is temporary…quiting lasts forever!” -Lance Armstrong

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start.

Don’t limit your challenges….Challenge your limits.– “Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Unknown

“Whatever. There are no tricks. Run because you have to. Run because you love it. Run because you want to be fast. Run because you want to be skinny. Run to find some quiet time. Run to sweat. Run to eat. Run hear your heart pound in your ears. Run because you’re a runner. Run because you gotta keep the streak. Run because you don’t know why the hell you’re running. Run because you fought with your partner. Run because your job is shitty. Run because you got no money. Run for the sunrise. Run for a race. Run because it’s impossible. Run because it’s easy. Run instead of doing the laundry. Run instead of watching TV. Run because no one else understands. Run because the cool kids do it. Run because you’re tired of talking. run for numbers. Run for feel. Run to prove something. Run because it f**ing hurts. Or don’t run. If you got something better to do.” – Jeff Edmonds

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

“Never give up, never give up, never give up” – Winston Churchill

THE RUNNERS’ HIGH: It’s no longer sport, no longer just a game. It has become a way of life. Every breath is a stride, every heartbeat a string of silence. It is a compulsion from deep within. It is a passion for glory. To go through the torment. . . To hear nothing but breath. To feel nothing but heartbeat. To feel so much like hell, running so close to heaven. This is the Runners’ High. This is the feeling I live for. This is the goal I strive toward. If my chance disappears, part of my life would end. – Anonymous

You don’t know how strong you are until being strong is the ONLY choice you have.

“A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse” – Stephen Dooley, Jr.

” The heart the soul, the breath of the day is running ”
” No sacrifices, just the decision to train hard. ”
” I ran till i could, not remember my own name” M. Tanui
” You are not training if you are not sweating hard” Kiptanui
” Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.”

–PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian


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