« A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts. »- Steve Prefontaine
« God determines how fast you’re going to run; I can help only with the mechanics. »- Bill Bowerman
« Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. » – Tom Fleming’s Boston Marathon training sign on his wall
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they’re capable of understanding. »- Steve Prefontaine
This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill. Fifteen percent concentrated power of will. Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain. And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!
Winning isn’t everything, but it sure beats anything that comes in second.
»Pendant 12 siècles, des hommes comme nous ; des héros, ont renoncé aux armes pour participer aux Olympiades… Ils savaient qu’il y a plus d’honneur à surclasser un homme… qu’à le faire mourir! » William »Bill » .J Bowerman
However Fast You’re Running, RUN FASTER.
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find easier to live in the world they’ve been giver than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is no a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
Prefontaine liked to say, « To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift »
“No matter how hard you train, Somebody will train harder. No matter how hard you run, Somebody will run harder. No matter how hard you want it, Somebody will want it more, I am Somebody”…”The only good pace is suicide pace, and today’s a good day to die.” – Pre
« I think suffering in cycling is basically the key to success » – Rolf Aldag
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts!
– Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
« I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. » — Michael Jordan
« It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit. » – George Sheehan
«Perdre ne signifie rien, et si vous êtes trop possédé par l’idée de gagner, la moindre déception peut vous briser.» [ Frank Shorter ]
« Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. »
Bill Bowerman: « Running, one might say is basically an absurd pastime upon which to be exhausting ourselves. But if you can find meaning in the kind of running you have to do to stay on this team chances are you can find meaning in another absurd pastime . . . Life »
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Quotation of Lance Armstrong