"To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who has never run it is like trying toexplain color to someone who was born blind."Jerome Drayton
"Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'."
Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner
Pain is weaknessleaving your body. USMC
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
Fred Lebow,New York City Marathon co-founder
There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
Good things come slow - especially in distance running. Bill Dellinger, Oregoncoach
All top international athletes wake up in the morning feeling tired and go to bed feeling very tired. Brendan Foster
I don’t train. I just run my 3-15 miles a day. Jack FosterRacing 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 Plummer
The pride you gain is worth the pain. Dennis Ogilvie
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body. Lynn Jennings
Some of the world's greatestfeats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. Doug Larson
It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners.Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.George Sheehan
You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I'vegiven 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.Steve Prefontaine
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