"People can't understand why a man runs. They don't see any sport in it. Argue it lacks the sight and thrill of body contact. Yet, the conflict is there, more raw and challenging than any man versus man competition. For in running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability, with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions." Glenn Cunningham - American runner, Olympic Games medalist
"When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil; while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments." Thomas Jefferson
"I was cramping and suffering, and after one of the attacks with less than 5k to go, I had suffered enough and let a gap open. As I looked at the racers in front of me, I just thought about how bad I would hate myself if I let them go, so I hunkered down, ignored the pain in my legs, and pulled them back"
70 pushups Peavine 13 miles 2:13:30 (summit 1:22:30)
"The key to successful time trialing is winning the fight with yourself. You must never give into the pain by reducing your effort. Always remember that every other good rider is hurting just as much – you are not the exception. Pain is normal and it is necessary. Just look at Francesco Moser’s face during his rides for the world one-hour record! Anyone who does not hurt is not going as fast as he can. Pain is what guarantees success. So don’t think about pain as a negative thing, think about it as proof you are riding the race correctly. Let the pain build your psychology. Make motivation the dominant force. Concentrate on just the one thing: steady hard work." Eddy Borysewicz
"When people ask me now if I miss coaching UCLA basketball games, the national championships, the attention, the trophies, and everything that goes with them, I tell them this: I miss the practices." John Wooden