The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.
Anybody can be a runner... We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport.
I believe you'll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis.
Age 50 is a lot tougher than 40s.
Being a runner means you are now 'free' to win and lose and live life to its fullest.
You cannot always run at your best.
I believe in gradual experimentation with running shoes.
Every race is totally different.
Hills are terrific for running.
I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results.
I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc.
I ran my fastest marathon in the rain.
I want to run until I can't run.
If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.
My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.
My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.
The marathon can humble you.
To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime.
I often lose motivation, but it's something I accept as normal.