"That’s part of being an endurance athlete. Who in their right mind wouldn’t find excuses to escape an hour or more of suffering? Excuses always lead to a reckoning. We find reasons not to take that first step out the door, just as we find ways to be - or not to be - our best. Weakness, doubt and fear are parts of the human condition. Facing them instead of fabricating an elaborate ruse to sidestep them - hoping to avoid them but ultimately carrying them in our hearts and minds and psyche until they whittle away at our being - gives us a direct route to hope and dreams. Along the way, we reap all those other by-products that make the suffering a tonic for our souls."

Martin Duggard
60 mins run w/ 4x5:00min intervals @3:30 min/per km pace. Get Some.

60 mins run w/ 4x5:00min intervals @3:30 min/per km pace. Get Some.

"If I ain’t the greatest then I’m headed for it" 

"There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul."

Kristin Armstrong 

"To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime."

Bill Rodgers 

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection."

Thomas Paine

"One thing about racing is that it hurts. You better accept that from the beginning or you’re not going anywhere."

Bob Kennedy 

"Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance. You can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet."

Doris Brown Heritage, first woman to run a sub-5:00 indoor mile

"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm"

Winston Churchill
Lots of Love for Meb and his PR

Lots of Love for Meb and his PR

"Running is just such a monestary— a retreat, a place to commune with God and yourself, a place for psychological and spiritual renewal."

George Sheehan
Training Day

Training Day

Caitlin Smith doin work

Caitlin Smith doin work

31km run with my pal KC. Get Some

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“One by one, I’ll face the tasks before me and complete them as best I can. Focusing on each stride forward, but at the same time taking a long-range view, scanning the scenery as far ahead as I can. I am, after all, a long distance runner.

My time, the rank I attain, my outward appearance - all of these are secondary. For a runner like me, what’s really important is reaching the goal I set myself, under my own power. I give it everything I have, endure what needs enduring, and am able, in my own way, to be satisfied. From out of the failures and joys I always try to come away having grasped a concrete lesson. (It’s got to be concrete, no matter how small it is.) And I hope that, over time, as one race follows another, in the end I’ll reach a place I’m content with. Or maybe just catch a glimpse of it.”

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Murakami