"Ability is what you are capable of doing.

Motivation determines what you do.

Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz

Losers look what they are going through. Winners look where they are going to. - Jarred Britan

There is no finish line -Nike ad 1993 

Runs end. Running doesn't -Nike ad 1995

"My mind tells me to win, My spirit shows me how, and my body delivers." - unknown

"Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is."  - Zig Ziglar

"Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach."  - George Sheehan

"The human body can do so much. Then the heart and spirit must take over."  - Sohn Kee-chung-

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner

Other people may not have high expectations of me, but I have high expectations for myself. - Shannon Miller

Life is about feeling someone pushing from behind and realizing that it's you. - Gatorade ad

Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. - Arthur Ashe

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. - Fred Shero

"I still bother with runners I call hamburgers.  They're never going to run

any record times.  But they can fulfill their own potential."

          - Bill Bowerman

"Running is a lot like life.  Only 10 percent of it is exciting.  90 percent of it is slog and drudge."

          - Dave Bedford, English distance runner who occasionally put in 200 miles a week in training

"I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds.  Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart."

          - Mike Fanelli,  coach

"There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no


"If you can't succeed with talent, triumph with effort"

"Even if you fall flat on your face...at least you are moving forward."

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."

- Sir Roger Bannister

"If it hurts, make it hurt more."

- Percy Cerutty

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people."

- Bill Bowerman

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. 

-William A. Ward

There's no substitute for guts. 

-Paul Bear Bryant

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. 

-Muhammad Ali

Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.

 -Chuck Noll

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. 

-Vincent T. Lombardi

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. 

-Will Rogers

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the others willing to let them. 

-Robert Frost

The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves. 


A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for. 


Nobody ever drowned in sweat.

- U.S. Marine saying

Winning isn't everything... wanting to is. 

- Anonymous

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.

- Babe Ruth

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. 

- Seneca Indian saying

"Champions expect pain, endure pain, and never complain." 

- Unknown

"Quitting is a shortcut to losing." 

- Unknown

"100% percent of shots not taken don't go in." 

- Wayne Gretzky

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." 

- Unknown

"Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body."

        - Lynn Jennings

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."

   - Doug Larson

"Catch the person in front of you. Stay in front of the person behind you. Beat the shadow next to you!"

"The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all - doing nothing."

Benjamin Franklin

"When you win, nothing hurts."

- Joe Namath

"Progress stops upon satisfaction."

"One chance is all you need."

-Jesse Owens

"Everything you do is your legacy."

 –Aaron Douglas Trimble

"Don't let fatigue make a coward of you."

"The only difference between CHAMP and CHUMP is "U". "

"To be number one, you have to train like your number two."

-Maurice Green

"Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body."

        - Lynn Jennings

"You don't get what you wish for, you get what you work for."

"The truth is you can always run faster but sometimes the truth hurts."

"Every man dies, but not every man really lives."

- Mel Gibson in "Braveheart"

"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts." 

- Dan Gable