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Intervals and other types of speed work are essential to improve running speed.
– Frank Shorter
You don’t run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.
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.
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.
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.
In other words we have marketed our way into this health crisis.
I was actually going to law school in 1972.
I admire runners older than I – they are now my heroes. I want to be like them as I grow older.
I plan to be running as long as I can and have no plans to stop.
Because running fast is more fun than running slow.
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.
My goal is to break three hours in a marathon.
I think the secret of my light, quick, foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet.
I also held several masters running titles.
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.
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.
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.
Hills are speedwork in disguise.
As I’ve been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work, I’m enjoying my running more and more.
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.
Being in school is the best place to be if you are an athlete because you can structure your own time.
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.
Right now, after having had back surgery, I am finally back to running again.
Again, racing for me was about energy management.
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.
Really, I think that going out and playing with your friends is kind of becoming a lost art, with the kids in the neighborhood.