What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I am tired? That's besides the point. It's simply that I just have to.
You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.
It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions. It is better to train under bad conditions, for the difference is then a tremendous relief in a race.
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
A runner must run with dreams in his heart.
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.
Last Update: 18 October 2021
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