Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Reminder: Read Running Quotes

Running is a mind game and motivation can come in many forms. For me, I like to read running quotes from Running Greats. Steve Prefontaine is a great source for quotes. For example:
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I loose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.

This is the kind of thing that i like to read when I feel like running has become monotonous. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does I usually try and Google some Prefontaine quotes.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.


Crumbs said...

For a bit of inspiration, check out Geoff Williams book called "C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race." It recounts the true story of the 1928 race from California to New York, where men were running 30-50 miles a day for months on end. It's really content over style, but none-the-less humbling.

Anonymous said...


  Sunday run in the rain.