- Joe Henderson
"Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right."
"Running should be a lifelong activity. Approach it patiently and intelligently, and it will reward you for a long, long time."
"Remember the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running."
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
"Keep varying the program. Your body will tell you what to do."
- Joan Benoit Samuelson
"Every day is a good day when you run."
"Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."
"I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards."
-Alberto Salazar, three-time winner of the NYC marathon
"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate."
-John Bingham, running writer and speaker
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars."
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