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Frank Shorter Quotes and Sayings

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Again, racing for me was about energy management.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hills are speedwork in disguise.
- Frank Shorter

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

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

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

I was actually going to law school in 1972.
- 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

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

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha


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