Here's a few I liked... I mostly related to the beginner tips.
1. Accept the challenge
"Everyone is an athlete. But some of us are training, and some of us are not." --Dr. George Sheehan, runner/writer/philosopher
2. Shoot for this (at least)
"Running 8 to 15 miles per week significantly increases your aerobic capacity, and positively effects many of the coronary risk factors." --Dr. Kenneth Cooper, aerobics pioneer
Wow! Just 8 miles a week, regardless of speed, will better your health :)
3. Be a minuteman
"The biggest mistake that new runners make is that they tend to think in mile increments--1 mile, 2 miles, 3 miles. Beginning runners need to think in minutes, not miles." --Budd Coates, four-time U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier/coach
4. Wear good running shoes
"Spend at least $60. A good pair of running shoes should last you 400 to 500 miles and is one of the most critical purchases you will make." --John Hanc, author of The Essential Runner
6. Take the "talk test"
"The 'talk test' means running at a pace comfortable enough to converse with a training partner--but not so easy that you could hit the high notes in an Italian opera." --Runner's World editors
10. Make time for a quickie
"If 15 minutes is all the time I have, I still run. Fifteen minutes of running is better than not running at all." --Dr. Duncan Macdonald, former U.S. record holder at 5000 (set when he was in medical school)
16. Listen up!
"You must listen to your body. Run through annoyance, but not through pain." --Dr. George Sheehan
17. Create your own running creed
"My whole teaching in one sentence is: "Run slowly, run daily, drink moderately, and don't eat like a pig." --Dr. Ernst van Aaken, renowned German coach
19. Take what you can get
"So-called 'junk miles'--those slow miles done on easy days or during warmups--do count. They burn calories as effectively as fast miles; it just takes longer. Regardless of pace, each mile you run burns about 100 calories." --Hal Higdon,
62. Get over it
"If you have a bad workout or run a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it--then move on." --Steve Scott, coach and U.S. record holder in the mile
71. Stay on pace
"It's better to run too slow at the start than too fast and get into oxygen debt, which is what 99.9 percent of runners do. You have to learn pace." --Bill Bowerman, renowned University of Oregon coach
99. Find a reason why
"We run to undo the damage we've done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered." --John "The Penguin" Bingham
100. Feel the magic...
"For me, running is a lifestyle and an art. I'm far more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics." --Lorraine Moller
Questions for the Day:
What is your favorite exercise related quote/mantra?