Random running ramblings

Random, various and general stuff relating to running. After all this is a running blog.

You can't beat a good running quote...take 'yer pick of some of my favourites.

  • Don’t fu****g stop, keep running – Stringy
  • The time for talk is over.  I must get out there and eat some pain – Donnie Maclurcan
  • Obsessed – The word the lazy use to describe the dedicated. – unknown
  • You don’t know your best marathon time until you retire. – Ron Hill
  • If you want to run, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run a marathon. – Emil Zatopek
  • Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it – George Halas
  • If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you – Stringy
  • Run when you canwalk if you have to, crawl if you mustjust never give up – Dean Karnazes
  • The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. – Juma Ikangaa
  • Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. – Steve Prefontaine
  • Anyone can run 20 miles. It’s the next six that count. – Barry Magee
  • There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people. – Bill Bowerman
  • Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Marathon running is a terrible experience: monotonous, heavy, and exhausting. – Veikko Karvonen
  • You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming. – Frank Shorter
  • Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. – Jumbo Elliott
  • Pain is weakness leaving the body – Stringy

    At the beginning of the BBC’s coverage for the 2011 marathon, they had footage of previous marathons with someone reading the following.

    I love it; it sums up the marathon and everything that goes before it and during.

    Endless and unforgiving, the road must be conquered,
    miles upon miles of tarmac menacingly awaits,
    every pull and every strain.
    Fail to prepare for it and the road will prove your downfall.
    Each step breaks a new pain barrier,
    each blister earns the right take on these historic streets,
    to join thousand of soles pounding this relentless terrain, all pushing towards a distant conclusion reached only by huge exertion.
    Each drop of sweat lubricates inspiration for the breatheren of the brave,
    there determination to succeed rouses huge affection and encouragement because in this personal battle, camaraderie is key.
    The elite push the boundaries of human nature, whilst the pack exceed the boundaries of human spirit.
    But through the pain and the turmoil,
    the goal remains the same….
    to train….
    to achieve….
    to finish.

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