Quotes by: Frank Shorter

Frank Shorter
Frank Shorter in 2002
Personal information
Full name Frank Charles Shorter
Nationality  United States
Born (1947-10-31) October 31, 1947 (age 69)
Munich, Germany
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)
Sport Long-distance running
Event(s) Marathon, 10,000 meters
College team Yale
Club Florida Track Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 3000 meters: 7:51.4[1]
5000 meters: 13:26.62[1]
10,000 meters: 27:45.91[1]
Marathon: 2:10:30[1]

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.
Frank Shorter
Running with others can help get you out when you might otherwise blow it off.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
As I've been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work, I'm enjoying my running more and more.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
I admire runners older than I - they are now my heroes. I want to be like them as I grow older.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
Right now, after having had back surgery, I am finally back to running again.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.
Frank Shorter
I think the secret of my light, quick, foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter
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.
Frank Shorter

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