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The Quotable Runner: Great Moments of Wisdom, Inspiration, Wrongheadedness, and Humor

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Contents

Introduction

The Starting Line

Voices from the Midpack (and Elsewhere)

Coaches

Eat, Drink, But Be Wary

Training

Fear

Racing

Records

Cross-Country

Hills

In the Footsteps of Atalanta

The Marathon

The Mile

Mind Over Matter

The International Runner

Pain

The Olympics

Medals and Money

The Finish Line: Retirement

Victories and Defeats

Who's Who

A few of our favorite quotes:

"Bid me run and I will strive with things impossible." andmdash;Shakespeare

"Long distance running is particularly good training in perseverance." andmdash;Chairman Mao

"Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos." andmdash;Don Kardong

"Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, like the muscles of the body." andmdash;Lynn Jennings

"If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk." andmdash;Bill Rodgers

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." andmdash;Oprah Winfrey "The mile has all the elements of drama." andmdash;Roger Bannister

"Mind is everything. Muscle andmdash; pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind." andmdash;Paavo Nurmi

"The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." andmdash;Juma Ikangaa

"Start slowly, then taper off." andmdash;Walt Stack

"Records are made to be broken." andmdash;Anonymous

Introduction by Mark Will-Weber

Compiling a book of quotations is a bit like prospecting. For long, unrewarded hours you sift through the silt, murk, and bottom mud which comprise the great body of sports literature and journalismandmdash;all for that rare nugget of gold.

I began work on The Quotable Runner without actually realizing that I was doing it. (I highly recommend this method for any lengthy task if you can arrange it.) The first few hundred quotations that I gathered were used at the bottom of race results, in batches of five or six quotes per race, which I passed on to the cross-country runners at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As their coach, I thought it might be a fun way to jazz up the results sheets and inspire the runners to train with diligence and a new spark. Maybe a line from Zatopek, Nurmi, or Benoit would ignite a dre

Synopsis:

A lively collection of quips, quotes and anecdotes from the world of running.

Synopsis:

Contents

Introduction

The Starting Line

Voices from the Midpack (and Elsewhere)

Coaches

Eat, Drink, But Be Wary

Training

Fear

Racing

Records

Cross-Country

Hills

In the Footsteps of Atalanta

The Marathon

The Mile

Mind Over Matter

The International Runner

Pain

The Olympics

Medals and Money

The Finish Line: Retirement

Victories and Defeats

Who's Who

A few of our favorite quotes:

Bid me run and I will strive with things impossible. -Shakespeare

Long distance running is particularly good training in perseverance. -Chairman Mao

Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos. -Don Kardong

Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, like the muscles of the body. -Lynn Jennings

If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk. -Bill Rodgers

Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. -Oprah Winfrey The mile has all the elements of drama. -Roger Bannister

Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. -Paavo Nurmi

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. -Juma Ikangaa

Start slowly, then taper off. -Walt Stack

Records are made to be broken. -Anonymous

Introduction by Mark Will-Weber

Compiling a book of quotations is a bit like prospecting. For long, unrewarded hours you sift through the silt, murk, and bottom mud which comprise the great body of sports literature and journalism-all for that rare nugget of gold.

Synopsis:

An entertaining, even profound collection of quips, quotes, and anecdotes from the world of running. Captures the history of the sport, important training and racing principles, and all the outrageous things ever said.

About the Author

Mark Will-Weber is the editor of The Quotable Runner, Breakaway's best-selling title. Former editor of Runner's World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558214200
Editor:
Will-Weber, Mark
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Editor:
Will-Weber, Mark
Author:
Mark
Author:
Will-Weber, Mark
Author:
Will-Weber,
Location:
New York City :
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Running
Subject:
Quotations, maxims, etc
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Running -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Running
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
96-27
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 BandW photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.00 x 5.00 in

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Product details 304 pages Breakaway Books - English 9781558214200 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A lively collection of quips, quotes and anecdotes from the world of running.
"Synopsis" by , Contents

Introduction

The Starting Line

Voices from the Midpack (and Elsewhere)

Coaches

Eat, Drink, But Be Wary

Training

Fear

Racing

Records

Cross-Country

Hills

In the Footsteps of Atalanta

The Marathon

The Mile

Mind Over Matter

The International Runner

Pain

The Olympics

Medals and Money

The Finish Line: Retirement

Victories and Defeats

Who's Who

A few of our favorite quotes:

Bid me run and I will strive with things impossible. -Shakespeare

Long distance running is particularly good training in perseverance. -Chairman Mao

Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos. -Don Kardong

Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, like the muscles of the body. -Lynn Jennings

If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk. -Bill Rodgers

Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. -Oprah Winfrey The mile has all the elements of drama. -Roger Bannister

Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. -Paavo Nurmi

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. -Juma Ikangaa

Start slowly, then taper off. -Walt Stack

Records are made to be broken. -Anonymous

Introduction by Mark Will-Weber

Compiling a book of quotations is a bit like prospecting. For long, unrewarded hours you sift through the silt, murk, and bottom mud which comprise the great body of sports literature and journalism-all for that rare nugget of gold.

"Synopsis" by , An entertaining, even profound collection of quips, quotes, and anecdotes from the world of running. Captures the history of the sport, important training and racing principles, and all the outrageous things ever said.
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