I ran as hard as I could

13 09 2011

I ran as hard as I could. In fact, I hobbled past two people in the last two laps. I was 13th, and way off a PR, but I hit the goal I had set for myself. I absolutely never gave up in the race. Kara Goucher on her performance at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea

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Determination

19 08 2011

“The road to real achievement is usually bumpy and long, but you do not give up.  You may have setbacks.  You may have to start over.  You may have to change your method.  You may have to go around, or over, or under.  You may have to back up and get another start.  But you do not quit.  You stay the course.” – John Wooden

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Training is principally an act of faith

6 08 2011

“Training is principally an act of faith. The athlete must believe in its efficacy; he must believe that through training he will become fitter and stronger; that by constant repetition of the same movements he will become more skillful and his muscles more relaxed.” Franz Stampfl, On Running





Champions are made from something they have deep inside them

6 08 2011

‎”Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammad Ali





Champions keep playing

6 08 2011

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” Billy Jean King





Bad weather

6 08 2011

“There’s no such thing as bad weather. Only soft people.” – Bill Bowerman





Run over

6 08 2011

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” –Will Rogers (1879-1935)