Marathons Quotes

Quotes tagged as "marathons" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Christopher McDougall
“But yeah, Ann [Trason] insisted, running was romantic; and no, of course her friends didn't get it because they'd never broken through. For them, running was a miserable two miles motivated solely by size 6 jeans: get on the scale, get depressed, get your headphones on, and get it over with. But you can't muscle through a five-hour run that way; you have to relax into it, like easing your body into a hot bath, until it no longer resists the shock and begins to enjoy it.”
Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Matthew Inman
marathon: (noun)
A popular form of overpriced torture wherein participants wake up at ass-o-clock in the morning and stand in the freezing cold until it's time to run, at which point they miserably trot for a god-awful interval of time that could be better spent sleeping in and/or consuming large quantities of beer and cupcakes.
See also: masochism, awfulness, "a bunch of bullshit", boob-chafing, cupcake deprivation therapy
Matthew Inman, The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

“In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”
Fred Lebow

Israelmore Ayivor
“Big dreams are marathons. Passionate actions are marathons of marathons! Waiters don't deserve it; Quitters don't get it!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“If you're on the treadmill next to me, the answer is YES, we are racing.”
Loves Running

Terry Lander
“The act of running is simple, one foot in front of the other. The art of becoming a runner is achieved through a new mindset and commitment to change, especially if it’s new to you. It’s tough, challenging, painful, sometimes lonely, regularly uncomfortable and often excruciating…but the rewards are second to none.”
Terry Lander, Fat Guy Runs A Marathon

Gina Greenlee
“If you can run six, you can run 10,” he said, noshing on an energy bar. “Run 10 and you can run 13. That’s how it works. You have three to four more miles in you than you think.”
Gina Greenlee, The Whole Person Guide to Your First Marathon: A Mind Body Spirit Companion