"You tend to forget everything that's going on in your mind, and just concentrate on the time, distance or the sweat."
Pres. G.W. Bush, Runner
"For I myself am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use being anything else."
"People ask me why I ride my bike for six hours a day; what is the pleasure? The answer is that I don't do it for the pleasure. I do it for the pain. In my most painful moments on the bike, I am at my most self-aware and self-defining."
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that know neither victory nor defeat."
"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the worst failure"
George E. Woodbury
"What's important is that one strives to achieve a goal."
North Dakota Runner
Until about April 1, I will be updating the race calendar, but will probably be adding little other new info. Will increase activity again after that date.
North Dakota Work Ethic! Melanie Carvell and Steve Sundell in World Class events.
This is what we came for. Minot State Wins DAC10...and Nationals!
The Pure Simplicity of a Sport. Two athletes and a trail. Emily Dircks chasing a familiar face to her, Marissa Thorson.
Fast things come in small packages.
NDSU's Best, Darik Hoff
2002 NCC Champ!
The Anderson's from Leeds. Traveling together to watch the kids run.
Joan (Hammeren) Knoll
Carly Emil: Crushing the 1600
Williston's Corey Ihmels
Severyn Claymore - Fargo South
Jeff Manley, 1987 Coach Manley 2002
"Experience is the Best Teacher"
Andrew Carlson Jessie Kindschi D1 All-American
"My coach helped me with some great visualization. He'd say; 'In the fourth lap, think of these guys breaking into your home. This is your's to be defended.'"
Jim Spivey, 3:49 American Miler
Dick Beardsley has a book out that is a must-read for runners or non-runners. "Dick Beardsley: Staying the Course" covers the adversity and the endurance of Dick's life. Dick was one of the top marathoners in the world in the early 1980's and is from Minnesota. It should be in the regional section of most B. Daltons and Barnes and Nobles and is at Amazon.com for a 30% discount.