Thursday, October 4, 2007

A few Marathon Inspiration Quotes

I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart. - Mike Fanelli

The marathon’s about being in contention over the last 10K. That’s when it’s about what you have in your core. You have run all the strength, all the superficial fitness out of yourself, and it really comes down to what’s left inside you. To be able to draw deep and pull something out of yourself is one of the most tremendous things about the marathon - Rob de Castella

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne

Energy multiplies when you set a desired goal and resolve to work towards that goal - David Schwartz

Good things come slow - especially in distance running. - Bill Dellinger

Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’ - Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian

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. - Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ

Marathons are 90% mental toughness, the rest is in your head!

If you think life is tough, try running a marathon. If you still think life is tough, run the next one faster.

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