1. "No doubt a brain and some shoes are essential for marathon success, although if it comes down to a choice, pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes."
-- Don Kardong
2. "Start slow, then taper off."
-- Walt Stack
3. "Remember, the second most important thing to choosing the right shoe, is choosing the left one."
-- High school coach to his runners
4. "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass."
5. "Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
--Charles Schulz, "Peanuts"
6. "Long distance running is 90% mental and the other half is physical."
-- Rich Davis
7. "My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already."
8. "To a runner, a side stich is like a car alarm. It signifies something is wrong, but you ignore it until it goes away."
9. "If found on ground, please drag to finish line."
--Seen on the back of runner's T-shirt
10. "It's rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud."