If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.— Kathrine Switzer
Most Powerful Half Marathon quotations
Concentrate on small segments of your race at a time.
For example, rather than obsessing about the distance that remains, simply complete the next mile in good form...try another, then another, until the race is done.
The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.
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.
The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama, competition, camaraderie & heroism
There's an old adage that for every second too fast per mile in the first half of the race, you'll run at least 2 seconds slower at the end.
A half marathon is a good way to have a bit of fun and race against those girls and learn a bit more about them.The world half marathon is a world championship at the end of the day and it's important. I've win it twice and it's a quality event.
There is nothing in this world that I love more than my family.
To be able to share the joy of running with them at the Runner's World Half Marathon and Running Festival where we can all participate together is as close as you can get to a perfect weekend.
I am happy that I ran the half-marathon, but to me, just running and saying that I finished a race isn't enough for me. I want to run the race as best as I can. Working out for pants size isn't enough. I need a goal or a race to get back on the treadmill every day.
Most people have this perception that you have to be out there running for an hour and a half every day. But you don't have to give up your career and family to run a marathon.
I want to encourage people to make healthy life choices, whether it's training for a half-marathon, or eating more vegetables.
It can be said that the first half of the marathon is 20 miles long; the second half, 6.2 more.
Not only is [a half marathon] a good test for the marathon, it is also good for those who feel they were just getting going in a 10K and are physically and mentally primed to go further. A half marathon is a good test of your endurance, without the physical punishment of going the full 26.2 miles. More so even than the 10K, it will teach you about patience, pacing, and how to negotiate a wider range of physical and emotional cycles.
Half of all broccoli grown commercially in America today is a single variety- Marathon- notable for it's high yield. The overwhelming majority of the chickens raised for meat in America are the same hybrid, the Cornish cross; more than 99 percent of turkeys are the Broad-Breasted Whites.