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Because running fast is more fun than running slow. ...
by Frank Shorter

Because running fast is more fun than running slow.
- Frank Shorter

Running with others can help get you out when you might otherwise blow it off.
- Frank Shorter

When you are caring about your children perhaps you
always have to remember at what point you can become
over involved because of something you need rather
than something the child needs.
- Frank Shorter

In other words we have marketed our way into this health crisis.
- Frank Shorter

 

So, in a way I was hedging and saying that if the Olympic
stuff doesn't work out at least I can be a lawyer.
- Frank Shorter

A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over,
even in victory, to see what might be done to improve
the performance the next time.
- Frank Shorter

What you did was live on very little.
I think all of us that were competing -
Bill is the same way -
you don't need much to live.
- Frank Shorter

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Again, racing for me was about energy management.
- Frank Shorter

I also held several masters running titles.
- Frank Shorter

Really, I think that going out and playing with your
friends is kind of becoming a lost art,
with the kids in the neighborhood.
- Frank Shorter

You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good
looks and a secret recipe.
- Frank Shorter

Hills are speedwork in disguise.
- Frank Shorter

It is not the time spent with the child at their activity
that is going to produce the highest level athlete.
It is in supporting the child in an organized activity -
and Bill alluded to this -
so the child can find what they truly like to do and let them go.
- Frank Shorter

There's obviously some validity to it.
But I think it also points out that you obviously can
do it on your own because people have been doing it
long before they had the stuff.
- Frank Shorter

Intervals and other types of speed work are essential
to improve running speed.
- Frank Shorter

It is just called Continuing Legal Education.
You can go to lectures, you can even listen to tapes on airplanes -
they want you to stay current.
So you do have to stay current to maintain your license
even if you are not practicing.
- Frank Shorter

The irony of that is, what makes it kind of ironic,
is when you do become successful as a professional athlete in particular,
a lot of the young children who are emulating these
stars do have a different perspective.
- Frank Shorter

Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career -
mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it.
It was a totally satisfying experience.
- Frank Shorter

I plan to be running as long as I can and have no plans to stop.
- Frank Shorter

Right now, after having had back surgery,
I am finally back to running again.
- Frank Shorter

Being in school is the best place to be if you are
an athlete because you can structure your own time.
- Frank Shorter

I started in law school in '71 and graduated in '74.
So I was training for the Olympics, running or averaging
around 20 miles a day and going to law school full time.
- Frank Shorter

For the novice runner, I'd say to give yourself at
least 2 months of consistently running several times
a week at a conversational pace before deciding whether
you want to stick with it.
Consistency is the most important aspect of training at this point.
- Frank Shorter

When I am totally race fit, I don't worry about breathing or technique -
they take care of themselves.
- Frank Shorter

As I've been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work,
I'm enjoying my running more and more.
- Frank Shorter

The marathon is all about energy management.
I had planned to run it like a track race with strategic
surges to blow up my competitors by putting them into oxygen debt,
so that is the way I prepared.
- Frank Shorter

The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard,
easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what
combinations work for them.
They have to learn to be persistent and patient with
their training and racing.
- Frank Shorter

I think he had a wake-up call.
It's a different kind of race, and I think maybe he
didn't take it quite as seriously as he might have,
but you can bet he learned a lot of lessons.
- Frank Shorter

To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat.
- Frank Shorter

The weather is perfect.
The gods are shining on us.
- Frank Shorter

Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going,
focusing on running fast and relaxed.
Eventually it passes and the flow returns.
It's part of racing.
- Frank Shorter

I think the secret of my light, quick,
foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet.
- Frank Shorter

I admire runners older than I - they are now my heroes.
I want to be like them as I grow older.
- Frank Shorter

I think it is that parents just don't kick their kids
out the door as much as they used to.
I think the demise of sandlot sports has had a lot to do with it.
- Frank Shorter

I was actually going to law school in 1972.
- Frank Shorter

My goal is to break three hours in a marathon.
- Frank Shorter

You cannot soar with eagles when you are running with ducks.
- Anonymous

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

The dream was always running ahead of me.
To catch up, to live for a moment
in unison with it, that was the miracle.
- Anais Nin

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
- John D. Rockefeller

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
- H. L. Mencken

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
- Groucho Marx

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love,
drunk, or running for office.
- Shirley MacLaine

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country
are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
- George Burns

I don't think a female running a house is a problem,
a broken family.
It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.
- Toni Morrison

The idea of running around and screaming about Jason
Voorhees trying to kill you was fun.
- Lexa Doig

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
- Eudora Welty

I don't generally like running.
I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
- Satchel Paige

I don't really know how many films I've done,
and I don't look at this as a race that I necessarily want to win.
Nor is it a race that I want to stop running.
- Donald Pleasence

In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble,
it's too late to save yourself.
Unless you're running scared all the time,
you're gone.
- Bill Gates

I never got to the point when I felt like running away from it all.
- Jamie Redknapp

Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood
and the wolves come running.
Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.
- Hedy Lamarr

A novel is like a gland pill - it nips off the cream
of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a
book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person.
- Dawn Powell

The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars
and it's been a mistake to let this administration
continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq.
- Sherrod Brown

But if you can find that spot - I suppose it's like running -
I used to be a swimmer and swim laps,
and you just have to be there with what you're doing.
- Bruce Nauman

I think among the retired FBI agents there are some
who would not like to see him come back,
but I think the people running the FBI now are interested in catching him.
- Howie Carr

The people that are running the bulk of the comic shops
in North America aren't business people and they don't understand sales.
They don't understand good product.
- Rob Walton

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling,
and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
- Harold Kushner

So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running
these great rivers and doing what I've done in the
past without much purpose other than for the experience.
- Richard Dean Anderson

If we stick together as an American people we can bring
down the war criminals that are running our country right now.
- Cindy Sheehan

The whole wood seemed running now, running hard,
hunting, chasing, closing in round something or -
somebody? In panic,
he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither.
- Kenneth Grahame

In politics you must always keep running with the pack.
The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured,
the rest will turn on you like wolves.
- R. A. Butler

I was running since I was 10.
Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought,
oh gosh she can really run, she's a natural.
- Cathy Freeman

We're running the company to serve more people.
- Mark Zuckerberg

I'm running for senator because it's time for a change.
- John Sununu

As far as the men who are running for president are concerned,
they aren't even people I would date.
- Nora Ephron


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