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Are you Frank Shorter? "No, but I used to be."
From a friend who's a 5K specialist: "Half marathon means half crazy" (said with a smile of course)
@ 5K: Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:15
Friends of the Villa Park Library 5K, Villa Park, CA, 24:10
Claremont Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot, Claremont, CA, 24:23
@ 10K: Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 50:31
Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 50:29
LA Cancer Challenge, West Los Angeles, CA, 50:25
My friends and I have this saying when we are out running and complaining about all the stuff that you complain about during a run and it really works to put everything in perspective. We say to each other, "You know what you need to do? Harden the F*&k up" or any easier way to say it is "HTFU". It always works for me.
When my Co-workers still ask "why do you run", and "how do you run for 2hrs at a time"
I ask them back "why do you sit in front of the tv or computer and be fat and lazy, and running for 2hrs is easy, its just one foot in front of the other."
"[Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.\
I once had a co-worker who ran the "Around the Bay" race in Hamilton Ontario Canada for several years. This race is older than the Boston Marathon. Bob was able to meet one of the elite Kenyan's at this race. Bob asked, "I just don't know how you can run that race so fast". The Kenyan answered, "I don't know how you can be out there for so long"
Cheers to the "Peguins"
Mark Arnett, Burlington Ontario Canada
"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.
If we trained horses like we did people, we'd kill them." -Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps' coach (not a running quote but it applies)
"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
. "You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming." --Frank Shorter
Can I quote myself?
If emotion can be translated into words...the quote, "AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH" accurately describes how I feel when I charge through the startline.
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....BRING IT ON!!!!!!!