The Blue Eyed Warrior

The Adventures of the Norse Goddess of War

Archive for July, 2011

“You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.” – Frank Shorter

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“The runner’s greatest asset, apart from essential fitness of body, is a cool and calculating brain allied to confidence and courage.” -Franz Stampfl, Franz Stampfl on Running

“Why couldn’t Pheidippides have died here?” –Frank Shorter’s comment to Kenny Moore at the 16-mile mark in one of Shorter’s first marathons. (Will-Weber’s “Marathon” chapter.)

“Relish the bad training runs. Without them it’s difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones.” -Pat Teske

“Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness and self-reliance. Independence is the outstanding characteristic of a runner. He learns the harsh reality of his physical and spiritual limitations when he runs. He learns that personal commitment, sacrifice and determination are his only means to betterment. Runners get promoted only through self-conquest.” -Noel Coward. (Will-Weber’s “Starting Line” chapter.)

“So much in life seems inflexible and unchangeable, and part of the joy of running and especially racing is the realization that improvement and progress can be achieved.” -Nancy Anderson

“Run into peace.” -Meister Eckhart, 14th-century philosopher