Samuel Bueno: Running

Running down by the railroad track. It is an absolutely powerful feeling to run right next to the train while it is rolling by. I get this awesome feeling of power coursing through my body as if I am one with the train.

—Runner’s World Challenger Samuel Bueno’s idea of a rave run.

Runner's World magazine, published by Rodale s...

Runner’s World magazine, published by Rodale since 1971 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jim Taylor: Running

Runner's Mental Toolbox -- F.A.S.T

Focus on what it’s like to be outdoors, to feeling your body move, to the relationships you may have built through running. These are experiences that can be reproduced with every run—you don’t need a good finish time to produce them. By shifting the focus from results to running itself you’ll feel empowered.

Jim Taylor, Ph.D., a sports psychologist and author of Prime Sport: Triumph of the Athlete Mind, The Bliss List, Runner’s World.com

Kathrine Switzer: Running

Ever since I began running when I was thirteen, there was a palpable difference between the days I ran and those I didn’t: My running days had more significance. Missing a day wasn’t a major tragedy or anything – sometimes you can’t help it or you just don’t feel like it. A day I didn’t run was just a day without a bonus, a bonus that enriched my life in so many ways

Kathrine Switzer, Running/Walking for Women Over 40

English: Kathrine Switzer at the 2011 Berlin M...

English: Kathrine Switzer at the 2011 Berlin Marathon Expo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

 

Julie Isphording: Running

English: The lonliness of the long-distance ru...

English: The lonliness of the long-distance runner(s) These two runners had just finished running along the foot/cycle path that runs along the side of the A14 here – which can’t have been too nice for them. I passed them again about 40 minutes later in the heart of Felixstowe, still running – I hope they were nearly home! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running.

Julie Isphording, retired American long distance runner

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 

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 

Joe Henderson: Your toughest opponent

Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don’t so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head.

Joe Henderson, running coach and author

 

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    English: Obstacle This is one of the obstacles on the toughest mountain bike trail on Whiteash Hill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Dean Karnazes: Running

English: Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes si...

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

Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived.

Dean Karnazes, ultrarunner 

Kara Goucher: Running

Kara Goucher at the 2009 Boston Marathon.

Kara Goucher at the 2009 Boston Marathon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Running has always been a relief and a sanctuary—something that makes me feel good, both physically and mentally. For me it’s not so much about the health benefits. Those are great, but I believe that the best thing about running is the joy it brings to life.

Kara Goucher

Joe Henderson: Being tough

Jared Allen chasing down the back on the sweep

Jared Allen chasing down the back on the sweep (Photo credit: rburtzel)

 

Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don’t so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head.

Joe Henderson, running coach and author 

 

 

 

Christopher McDougall: Born to run

And Our Heart Beat in Our Fingertips, Without ...

And Our Heart Beat in Our Fingertips, Without Reason (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other but to be with each other.

Christopher McDougall, “Born to Run”

 

 

 

 

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.

Running

Runner's World magazine, published by Rodale s...

I just go out there and feel like, ‘This is hard, but this is great.’ I just feel so incredibly alive. And I feel healthy and inspired when I run a race, even if it’s not my best day.

Tina Ingegneri, Runner’s World Challenger of the Week