Training For A Marathon Quotes by John Ruskin, Robert Frost, Jerome Drayton, Steve Prefontaine, Carl Lewis, Paula Radcliffe and many others.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
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.
Having a true faith is the most difficult thing in the world. Many will try to take it from you.
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win… channel your energy. Focus.
Go in any direction..seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
You shall become the person you are.
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.
A lot of people don’t realize that about 98 percent of the running I put in is anything but glamorous: 2 percent joyful participation, 98 percent dedication! It’s a tough formula. Getting out in the forest in the biting cold and the flattening heat, and putting in kilometer after kilometer.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
I find that I get a little depressed if I don’t move my body each day, so sometimes it’s just as simple as walking, and other times it’s training for a marathon or some kind of personal goal that I’m trying to meet.
The freedom of cross country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature.
If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.
Dream barriers look very high until someone climbs them. They are not barriers anymore.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.