Ryan Hall: How do you feel?

Ryan Hall at London Marathon

Ryan Hall at London Marathon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More than the time, it’s about how you feel – you want to be strong throughout the race.Ryan Hall, U.S. Olympic Marathoner
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Kristin Armstrong: I will

5) Marathoners from Ottawa, Gatineau & Area: s...

5) Marathoners from Ottawa, Gatineau & Area: stats and pics (K, L) (Photo credit: ianhun2009)

I’m glad to be here right now, poking at my threshold. I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can. Maybe that spot is called I will.

Kristin Armstrong, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s World.com

Ryan Hall: Suffering

Ryan Hall at London Marathon

Ryan Hall at London Marathon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suffering is an extraordinary teacher.

Ryan Hall, U.S. Olympic marathoner

Listen to your body

English: Haile Gebrselassie at Vienna City Mar...

English: Haile Gebrselassie at Vienna City Marathon 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body, great. If my body doesn’t feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first.

Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian long-distance track and road running athlete

100 million miles an hour

Jeremy Northam as George Knightley in the 1996...

Jeremy Northam as George Knightley in the 1996 American film adaptation of Emma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I’ve never had a huge circle of friends. I can’t spread myself that thin and go 100 million miles an hour all the time. I choose to give truly of myself, entirely of myself, to the people I choose to do that with, and I can’t do that with everyone. ”
Jeremy Northam