"The pain of training is nothing compared to the pain of not reaching your potential."
"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Running long offers a dress rehearsal. Running long teaches the stress of lifting feet 5,000 times per hour. Running long builds confidence.
(Run Long this Weekend folks!)"
"Running fast requires conditioning your body, absorbing proper mechanics to the point where they’re second nature, and then forgetting the details and letting it rip. It may sound funny to someone who hasn’t been there, but the more you can let go, the faster you can go. Look at films of Mohammad Ali in his prime and you’ll see how he had that little wrist flick on the end of his jab; if he had to think about doing that, he couldn’t have done it. People have things inside them they don’t know about until it comes out. When somebody asks me how fast a human being can run, I tell them that however fast they think it is, it’ll be faster."
John Smith, UCLA track coach
"The mental toughness of training through winter is indispensable no matter what distances you run."