Frank Shorter Quotes

37 Frank Shorter quotes:

"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 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."
"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."
"To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat."
"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."
"When I am totally race fit, I don't worry about breathing or technique - they take care of themselves."
"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."
"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."
"You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe."
"The weather is perfect. The gods are shining on us."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"My goal is to break three hours in a marathon."
"Really, I think that going out and playing with your friends is kind of becoming a lost art, with the kids in the neighborhood."
"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."

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