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)

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 

Nina Kuscik: Running

Marathon Preparedness

Marathon Preparedness (Photo credit: super-structure)

Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.

Nina Kuscik, marathoner 

Steve Jobs: Running

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going.

Steve Jobs 

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

Bill Rodgers: Running

Rodgers Rop

Rodgers Rop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It’s the easiest sport.”

~Bill Rodgers

Nina Kuscik: Running

World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - ...

Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.

Nina Kuscik, marathoner.