The marathon can humble you.

— Bill Rodgers

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To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime.

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I believe in gradual experimentation with running shoes.

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If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.

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Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport.

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The advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability -- consistency, a sane approach, moderation and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life.

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Don't feel guilty about driving somewhere nice to run.

If people can drive to a park to eat hot dogs, you can drive there to run.

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

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Always take the long term view and train and race smart, with a bit of caution.

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Good health, peace of mind, being outdoors, camaraderie - those are all wonderful things that come to you when running. But for me, the real pull of running - the proverbial icing on the cake - has always been racing.

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Having your goal to focus on is key, but don't let it become more important than your excellence next year and the year after.

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My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.

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My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold.

You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.

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About Bill Rodgers

Quotes 37 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

Being a lifelong runner, knowing what running gives me, a variety of factors - that is what motivates me.

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My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.

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Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts which can include terrific highs and lows.

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The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.

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You cannot always run at your best.

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Hills are terrific for running.

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I can't even imagine what it's like to run for 5 or 6 hours.

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Every time I bomb out, I have to come back.

I have a feeling after a bad race that my next one will be good.

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Runners are the ultimate celebration people.

Running is just so intense, you're really experiencing life to the fullest.

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I also feel it usually takes four or five races to hit your best marathon for your body to be accustomed to the training AND the race itself.

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A change of pace in terms of your running pace will give you strength psychologically.

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I ran my fastest marathon in the rain.

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No one who works a forty hour week will ever beat me.

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Runners...you're competitive, but you want to have fun, too. You want to enjoy life. And runners really get to do that, I think-after we recover.

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I believe you'll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis.

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I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc.

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Running is a very natural activity. If you get too caught up, you find yourself constantly seeking to make running something that it isn't. You should let it be what it is - a very simple activity. Running has become too complicated for many people and they wind up turning sour on the sport, or losing the focus of their direction.

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Personally, I always felt times aren't so excellent as are performances.

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I want to run until I can't run.

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Being a runner means you are now "free" to win and lose and live life to its fullest.

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Age 50 is a lot tougher than 40s.

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I like rain, actually.

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Every race is totally different.

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I often lose motivation, but it's something I accept as normal.

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