Don Kardong Quotes

A good teammate is someone willing to get outside of personal thoughts and emotions a friend who tries to understand appreciate and encourage other members of the team.

Avoid any diet that discourages the use of hot fudge.

Support the athlete encourage the team help the coach. That's what good track parents do.

Coaches know that a parent publicly scolding his kid after a race will not help the athlete perform better.

We (ultra runners) alternate between depression and stupidity.

When I was in middle school and teachers lectured about World War II the conflict seemed impossibly distant and irrelevant. And it had only happened 15 years earlier.

I know runners who have suffered a tick bite and ended up with Lyme disease. Ill take an angry moose any day.

I know runners who have suffered a tick bite and ended up with Lyme disease. I'll take an angry moose any day.

There's no such thing as a bad carbohydrate.

You entered a marathon with hills? You idiot.

Grizzly bears eat people without the benefit of music.

Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos.

When I went to the starting line of the 1976 Olympic marathon in Montreal it was with the unsettling conviction that some of my competitors were cheaters.

An overzealous parent is just one example of the kind of Problem Mom or Dad who pops up at track meets threatening to put a damper on the day.

Even for runners who never make the transition to more sophisticated workouts easing into speedwork will lead to more enjoyable running.

When I started running a gadget was a wristwatch with a secondhand on it.

No doubt a brain and some shoes are essential for marathon success although if it comes down to a choice pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes.

Runners like to train 100 miles per week because it's a round number. But I think 88 is a lot rounder.

Prior to the 1976 Olympics I was a 5 000m runner.