Hal Higdon: Capacity

“Each runner’s capacity to absorb hard training is different. Find your own unique level of comfort and success will be yours.”

~Hal Higdon, author and contributing editor for Runner’s World.

This is Hal Higdon, marathoner extraordinaire,...

This is Hal Higdon, marathoner extraordinaire, at the Chicago Marathon Expo. I always use his training programs when preparing for a marathon, and I think actually most beginning marathoners use his training programs. Thanks, Hal! . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Dean Karnazes: The human body

Human body features

Human body features (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes si...

English: Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes signs books at the Napa Valley Marathon pre-race expo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The human body is capable of amazing physical deeds. If we could just free ourselves from our perceived limitations and tap into our internal fire, the possibilities are endless.

Dean Karnazes

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

Johanna Olson: Running

Truly, I love running. It’s who I am. It’s a part of me. Even if I can only run for 10 minutes, I feel whole and happy. And if everything else is falling to pieces, I go for a run, and I feel like things are going to be okay.

Johanna Olson, Olympic Marathon Trials runner who died of brain cancer at the age of 33

 

Frank Shorter: Racing…

English: Frank Shorter, 2002

English: Frank Shorter, 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It’s part of racing.

Frank Shorter, U.S. Olympic Marathoner 

Hal Higdon: Running

This is Hal Higdon, marathoner extraordinaire,...

This is Hal Higdon, marathoner extraordinaire, at the Chicago Marathon Expo. I always use his training programs when preparing for a marathon, and I think actually most beginning marathoners use his training programs. Thanks, Hal! . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deep inside you, if you look closely enough.

Hal Higdon, runner and author