MOTIVATION

Why a TEAM is so important, even in an 'individual' sport - click here

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Training Advice from Jordan Hasay - click here

Focus on the journey, not the outcome (the day-to-day goals) as it will make it much more enjoyable.

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Steve Prefontaine Short Bio from ESPN - click here

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“I think the point of life is just trying to improve,” Eaton (World Decathlon Record Holder) said. "Do something. Get inspired to do something and then try to do better."

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Running "Without Limits"

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"When your mind is fighting your body and telling you to give up you have to be positive and say ‘I am going to do it’."

-2012 Olympic 800m silver medallist Nijel Amos Click here to read the full article


“Why am I afraid?” he asks, rhetorically. “If I’m afraid, how can I win? If I lose, well, it’s a challenge. You can lose. Sports, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. I don’t care what people think, anything can happen. I just have to be ready and keep training.... I have confidence that I can do this [set the marathon world record]. If I work hard, if I train hard, nothing is impossible."

-5,000, and 10,000m World Record Holder Kenenisa Bekele

Click here to read the full article at Running Times.

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Hard Road v Easy Street

  • Easy Street: When the Coach says the session is over I stop.
  • Hard Road: At the end of the session I do extras.

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Make Time to Run!

  1. Make Running a Priority
  2. Keep Running Gear Near
  3. Be Crunch Time Ready
  4. Avoid Time Vampires

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Set your goals high! - “I don’t really have any goals right now for track. I’m sure my goal will be to go for a win at NCAAs. It sounds crazy but that has been my goal for a while now. Last year I got 8th in the 3k at NCAAs but I still wanted to go for the win. I’ve ‘failed’ with so many goals that I’m not afraid to set them high now. You can never win and really break through if you don’t have it in your mind. If I’m competitive in every race then all of my other goals will happen by themselves.”

- NAU senior Brian Shrader, talking about his goals for the upcoming track season after his recent breakthrough race, winning the US 12K Championships.

Click here to read the article on LetsRun.com

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Train Hard and Often! - "We start training in June," [University of Colorado Blake] Theroux said [after winning the NCAA Cross Country Team National Championships]. "We train harder than anyone in this country. We're up in the Rocky Mountains, zero degrees, (running) 18 miles and we say, 'Screw this, we're going to go out there and win in Terre Haute.' That's just what it's all about."

Click here the article in the Denver Post

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Put in the time and put in the work! - “I didn’t want to be just another kid who goes through college and really doesn’t do anything. But leaving my mark doesn’t mean I have to be an All-American. It could be being part of a Mountain West cross country championship or maybe doing something at the NCAA Championships.”

“I’ve worked for it,” he said. “It’s not like there was a glass slipper that I slipped on. I had to put in the time and put in the work. I’ve always been the type of athlete who, if someone tells me how to reach a goal, I’ll go out and do it.”

UNM Lobo runner Graham Thomas -

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It is up to you! - “The true vision of a champion is someone bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.” - Anson Dorrance is the women’s soccer coach of the twenty-two time National Champion University of North Carolina

Read the Article - "More Important that Talent!"

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Believe in yourself! - “10 years ago today, I ran my 4th marathon at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Going into the race, I had the 39th fastest marathon personal best in the field of 101 of the top marathoners in the world. On paper, I had no shot at medaling …”

“… The beauty of racing is that once the gun goes off, everyone is for him or herself. The medals and awards are not handed based on the personal bests before the race, they are earned based on performances in that particular moment. I have always believed that preparation is the key to success.”

- Meb Keflezighi writing a Facebook post on the 10th year anniversary (August 29th) of his 2004 Olympic marathon silver medal.

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The Miracle Mile! - The race isn't over until you are across the finish line.

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An American Hero - “On August 7 (the day before the suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan), I got up in the morning, I went to the bathroom and brushed my teeth and said, ‘You know what? I’m going to skip my run today.’ That was one of my biggest regrets because that could have been my last run. It’s the one love you have and you pass on it and when it’s taken away from you, it makes you realize that you can’t take things for granted.” - Captain Flo Groberg, a former University of Maryland XC and track runner, talking about the one regret he has from two years ago when he put his life on the line for his country.

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