John Wooden: Success

John Wooden at a ceremony on Oct. 14, the coac...

John Wooden at a ceremony on Oct. 14, the coach’s 96th birthday, to name the Reseda post office after the sports legend and long-time San Fernando Valley resident. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

John Wooden, American basketball player and coach 

Bobby Knight: Preparation, not luck

“I don’t believe in luck — I believe in preparation.”– Bobby Knight, American basketball coach.
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE, Alaska -- Coach Bobby Kni...

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE, Alaska — Coach Bobby Knight, Texas Tech University basketball, watches his players practice at the fitness center here Nov. 21. Coach Knight spoke with Airmen and Soldiers before his team began practicing for the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout. The basketball tournament took place Nov. 20-24 at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Texas Tech lost to Butler University 81-71 in the championship game Nov. 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Steffen) (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

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 

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 

Adidas: Running

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English: sports shoe by adidas Deutsch: Sportschuh von adidas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A run begins the moment you forget you are running.

Adidas ad 

 

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 

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

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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 

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 

 

 

 

Chrissie Wellington: Discomfort

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English: A photo of Chrissie Wellington competing in the the 2008 Frankfurt Ironman triathlon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s when the discomfort strikes that they realize a strong mind is the most powerful weapon of all.

Chrissie Wellington, four-time World Ironman Champion

Alysia Montano: Running

I was running within myself. I was very present with myself. It’s when I worry about others that things begin to fall apart.

Alysia Montano, winner of the Women’s 800m race at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.

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

Dreams and goals

If we write our dreams and goals down, we dramatically increase our odds of realization. If we share them with others, they become potent and alive.

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

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

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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