Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Favorite Marathon Quotes

If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal." --Rob de Castella

"I felt like I played in a very rough football game with no hitting above the waist". -Alan Page, former Nfl football star

We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon. -Emil Zatopek

"I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results." -Bill Rodgers

"You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe" --Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist

"When you taper for a meet it's like getting a haircut, you never know if it's any good until it's too late. Bob Bowman

If we trained horses like we did people, we'd kill them." - Bob Bowman again who coaches swimmer Michael Phelps (both are appropriate for the marathon)

"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming." --Frank Shorter

Are you Frank Shorter? "No, but I used to be." -Frank Shorter

Why am I reading this the day before a marathon??

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