Eric Heiden Quotes

27 Eric Heiden quotes:

"I'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken."
"I try to get out two to tree times a week to do something aerobically, either running or riding a bike. Then I lift weights a couple of times a week."
"I'd rather get a nice warmup suit. That's something I can use. Gold medals just sit there. When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money."
"You got to get lucky because it lasts for a week and a lot of things can happen in a week."
"Heck, gold medals, what can you do with them?"
"I didn't get into skating to be famous."
"I had the drive to pursue speedskating and I found a sport that I was good at. If I'd got into cycling, I would just be another has been."
"I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating, make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating because you won't see anybody better."
"Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued."
"In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character who let their abilities speak for themselves."
"Then going out on the ice usually about 15 minutes before and certain things I would do for the different races, aspects that you run through your mind."
"We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter. And then we had the World Championships the next weekend, so not a lot of chance to catch up."
"We used to lift weights a couple of times a week, we did a lot of running. I enjoyed the variety."
"When I was skating, there was ice only for a really short period of time. So we would have to do a lot of other cross training type things."
"You don't really want to load up a whole lot, probably anything more than four hours before the race. I needed something to make me feel full, but I certainly didn't want it to make me feel stuffed."
"I have a very close friendship with the skaters."
"It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey."
"What I do right now is very rewarding."
"One thing is having skated five of the best races I've probably could have skated. It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it in an important time in somebody's career."
"Secondly, you got to have the right frame of mind. There are a lot of people with the right tools but just don't have the drive."

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