Focused Sprinter

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“I race in order to dig deep within myself and see what I’m really made of.”

Maggie, Runner from Idaho

“In addition to the safety factor, we run together for companionship, and to remind each other how important a part of our lives this activity is.”

Gordon Bloch, author

“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”

Benjamin Cheever, Strides

“Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.”

Sarah Condor

“It takes patience to become the best runner you can be. Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport. It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success.”

Anthony Famiglietti, two-time Olympian and six-time national champion

“I think there is too much emphasis placed on the distinction between the people in the front and the people in the back. I happen to feel that the sensations are exactly the same for all of us.”

Kenny Moore, marathoner and writer

“If you want to be a better runner, you’ve got to run more. It’s as simple as that.”

Tom Fleming, running coach

“We are happy, when however briefly, we become one with ourselves, others, and the world of nature.”

David Cole Gordon, writer and naturalist

“Spend at least some of your training time, and other parts of your day, concentrating on what you are doing in training and visualizing your success.”

Grete Waitz, champion runner

“Too rapid a buildup is critical in injuries. You need to know your limitations.”

Russell Pate, exercise physiologist

“Spirit has fifty times the strength and staying power of brawn and muscle.”

Author Unknown

“You should run your first marathon for the right reasons, because you’ll never be the same person again. You must want to do it, not do it because your boss did it or your spouse did it.”

Bill Wenmark, running coach

“So much in life seems inflexible and unchangeable, and part of the joy of running and especially racing is the realization that improvement and progress can be achieved.”

Nancy Anderson, runner

“Running is a statement to society. It is saying ‘no’ to always being on call, to sacrificing our daily runs for others’ needs. When we run we are doing something for ourselves.”

Phoebe Jones, runner

“Running gives me a sense of controlling my life. I like the finiteness of runs, the fact that I have a clear beginning and end. I set a goal and I achieve it. A good run makes you feel sort of holy.”

Nancy Gerstein, runner

“It is better, I think, to begin easily and get your running to be smooth and relaxed and then to go faster and faster.”

Henry Rono, champion runner

“My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win….Channel your energy. Focus..”

Carl Lewis

“If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race. It’s up to you.”

Dave Scott, triathlete

“Running changed my life as it will change yours, just give it a chance. Once you get that blood moving, it’s show time!”

Wilfredo Melendez, US soldier

“The more I train, the more I realize I have more speed in me.”

Leroy Burrell, former American athlete who twice set the world record for the 100 meter sprint

“Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.”

Henry Ford

The most important day in any running program is rest. Rest days give your muscles time to recover so you can run again. Your muscles build in strength as you rest.”

Hal Higdon

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