Training For A Marathon Quotes by Juha Vaatainen, John Landy, Emil Zatopek, Said Aouita, Frank Shorter, Friedrich Nietzsche and many others.
Top results are achieved only through pain. But eventually you like this pain.
The mile has a classic symmetry….It’s a play in four acts.
It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
Those who say that I will lose and am finished will have to run over my body to beat me.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.
You shall become the person you are.
Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given 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.
The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
If you run 100 miles a week, you can eat anything you want – Why? Because (a) you’ll burn all the calories you consume, (b) you deserve it, and (c) you’ll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway.
Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.
The marathon can humble you.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
I think comedy is the most difficult thing in the world, I really do.
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.
Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating.