"Don’t be reasonable in your desires, be bold and full of dreams,
Revel in your passion!"
- Revel Sports
"If you feel like eating, eat. Let your
body tell you what it wants."
- Joan Benoit Samuelson
"It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."
- Ann Trason
"I'm going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my
- Johnny Gray
"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
"If you start to feel good during an ultra, don't' worry you will get over
- Gene Thibeault
run a race to see who is fastest. I run a
race to see who has the most guts."
- Steve Prefontaine
"The gun goes off and everything changes... the world changes... and nothing
else really matters."
- Patti Sue Plummer
"You have to forget your last
marathon before you try another. Your mind
can't know what's coming."
- Frank Shorter
"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart
enough to know they were impossible."
- Doug Larson
"Tough times don't last but tough people do."
- A.C. Green
"The woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles
to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."
- Robert Frost
"Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity." - Michael Johnson
"I have met my hero, and he is me."
- George Sheehan
"No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day. When I look into their
eyes, I know I'm going to beat them."
- Danny Harris
"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
- Jules Renard
"I cannot have survival as my only goal. That would be too boring. My goal
is to come back in my best
running form. It is good for me to have
that goal; it will help me."
- Ludmila Engquist (Olympic champion hurdler facing cancer and chemotherapy)
"When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came
back to my native country, and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I
had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the
- Jesse Owens
"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in,
schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."
"What matters is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the
size of the fight in the dog."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The will to win means nothing if you haven't the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner -
"I've always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow
- Sebastian Coe
"We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as
they go by."
- Will Rogers
"I like running because it's a
challenge. If you run hard, there's the pain - and you've got to work your way
through the pain. You know, lately it seems all you hear is? Don't overdo it'
and? Don't push yourself.' Well, I think that's a lot of bull. If you push the
human body, it will respond."
- Bob Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers general manager, NHL Hall of Fame
"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon." - Emil Zatopek
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one
gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Only think of two things - the gun and the tape. When you hear
the one, just run like hell until you break the other.
"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run
to see who has the most guts."
Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.
~Charles Schulz, - Peanuts
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy
You don’t run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear? A runner
runs against himself, against the best that's in him. Not against a
dead thing of wheels and pulleys. That's the way to be great, running
against yourself. Against all the rotten mess in the world.
Against God, if you’re good enough.
- Bill Persons
To a runner, a side stitch is like a car alarm. It signifies
something is wrong, but you ignore it until it goes away.
- Author Unknown
I don't jog. If I die I want to be sick. ~Abe Lemmons
It's unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him. ~Mike Royko
Only think of two things - the gun and the tape. When you hear the one, just run like hell until you break the other. ~Sam Mussabini
The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. ~Martin Mull
Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas. ~Esa Tikkannen, 1979
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