“I have my own unique road that has had many exciting ups and heart-breaking downs, but one thing I know is that my journey is not over and the best is yet to come.”
—Ryan Hall, Olympic marathoner.
- Ryan Hall: ‘I’m Kind Of In Shock’ (sbnation.com)
- Ryan Hall and I go way back (hoagiestyle.wordpress.com)
- Olympics: Stanford’s Ryan Hall drops out of marathon with injury (mercurynews.com)
- Olympic Marathon: Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi Face Challenging Kenyan, Ethiopian Teams (sbnation.com)
- Ryan Hall Pulled Up Lame In The Men’s Marathon [Video] (deadspin.com)
I actually think being a more balanced person makes a healthier, happier, and thus faster person. The question I try and ask myself when I consider whether or not to train more is what is my body craving and what is my body ready to absorb? Sometimes pushing harder is not the answer. It takes self control, confidence, and intuition to know when to train and when to rest, but when in question error on the side of being over rested.
Ryan Hall, The Extra 1%, competitor.com
Suffering is an extraordinary teacher.
- Is Olympic Marathoner Ryan Hall Really Coached by God? (cardboardmagazine.wordpress.com)
- Ryan Hall: Ryan’s Most Innovative Breakthrough Ever – Nissan Innovation for Endurance (the17thman.typepad.com)
- London 2012 Olympics: Marathon replacement Freya Murray gutted for Radcliffe (thesun.co.uk)
I constantly remind myself that resting takes confidence. Anyone can train like a mad man but to embrace rest and to allow all the hard training to come out takes mental strength.