Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity. Michael Johnson

 

I always loved running...it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.

Jesse Owens

 

It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse.

Ann Trason

 

I have met my hero, and he is me.

George Sheehan

 

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

Jules Renard

 

Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put into it.

 

Only one person and one person only will determine how good of a runner you become...  You will become as good as you let yourself be.  That one person is you.

a coach

 

The long run puts the tiger in the cat.  - Bill Squires, coach

 

For me, running is a lifestyle and an art.  I’m far more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics.

Lorraine Moller, Olympic Marathoner

 

Running makes you an athlete in all areas of life…trained in the basics, prepared for whatever comes, ready to fill each hour and deal with the decisive moment.

Dr, George Sheehan, runner/writer/philosopher

 

As a sportsman, I accept being beaten.  Everybody tries to be a winner, but only one in a race will win.  It’s fun to win.  But I don’t find unhappiness if I lose.

Kip Keino, two time Olympic gold medalist

 

Winning isn't always victory, losing isn't always defeat.

 

If the miles behind me could be put into words before you…

you would feel my efforts, my struggles, my desires,

most of all you would see my joy…

Watch me from afar run the trails and hills

and miles upon miles and you will see…

a runner

 

Running is 90% mental, the rest is physical.

 

While running, it is rude to count the people you pass out loud.

 

Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life.

It's what you do after you cross the line that really counts. -Ralph Boston

 

A run begins the moment you forget you are running. -Adidas

 

Anyone can run 100 meters. . . . It's the next 2900, 3900 or 4900 that count!

 

No doubt a brain and some shoes are essential for marathon success, although if it comes down to a choice, pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes.

Don Kardong

 

Your shoes are only as good as the laces they're attached to.

Greg Sampson

 

Why aren't you signed up for the 401K?

I'd never be able to run that far.

Scott Adams, Dilbert (4/2/01)

 

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

Lewis Carroll, from Alice in Wonderland

 

Hills are speedwork in disguise.

Frank Shorter

 

If the hill has its own name, then it's probably a pretty tough hill.

Marty Stern

 

When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.

Paul Brown