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What you did was live on very little.
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Hills are speedwork in disguise.
- Frank Shorter

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

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

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

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

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

When I am totally race fit, I don't worry about breathing or technique -
they take care of themselves.
- 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 also held several masters running titles.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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