Frank Shorter Quotes


37 Frank Shorter quotes:



"My goal is to break three hours in a marathon."
"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."
"Right now, after having had back surgery, I am finally back to running again."
"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."
"I also held several masters running titles."
"I plan to be running as long as I can and have no plans to stop."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Again, racing for me was about energy management."
"Because running fast is more fun than running slow."
"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."
"I think the secret of my light, quick, foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The weather is perfect. The gods are shining on us."



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