I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.
Running is one the best solutions to a clear mind.
Running has never failed to give me great end results, and that's why I keep coming back for more!
When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.
Frustration is the first step towards improvement. I have no incentive to improve if Im content with what I can do and if Im completely satisfied with my pace, distance and form as a runner. Its only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forwards.
The marathon can humble you.
The starting line of the New York City marathon is kind of a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.
I just run as hard as I can for 20 miles, and then race.
I was pushed by myself because I have my own rule, and that is that every day I run faster, and try harder.
Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder.
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.
Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.
Running is one of the best solutions to a clear mind.
I felt like I played in a very tough football game with no hitting above the waist.
Running won't kill you, you'll pass out first!
Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'.
I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty.
If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.
To win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Anyone can run 20 miles. It's the next six that count.
Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined.
Great people and great athletes realize early in their lives their destiny, and accept it. Even if they do not consciously realize the how, the where, the what.
When I first started running, I was so embarrassed I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers.
My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.