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Joe Henderson Quotes

Joe Henderson Quotes & Quotations
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    A lesser but still fundamental rule of racing is that you properly enter the event. Anyone who doesn't but still insists on running interferes with the paying customers. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
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    Buzz has reduced my range. Running safely with him means using fewer and shorter routes, with multiple laps per day or multiple returns there per week. Neither of us minds repeating ourselves. This is what runners do. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 3
    His name, Buzz, fits. He can buzz along at 40 miles an hour when his genetic memory moves him. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 4
    I feared the verdict of the watch, where I either lost the race against time that day or would lose it soon by making the record even harder to break. The time trap had snapped shut. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
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    I was joking but he took responded seriously: 'I would know, and I couldn't live with myself knowing that I'd only run 97 miles or whatever.' Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
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    I've lived nearby since 1981 and probably have averaged one run a week there. That's more than 1000 repetitions, and I have yet to tire of this course. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 7
    In fact, the bandits steal the drinks and assistance provided along the course. Worse, they cross the finish line and mess up the scoring of legitimate runners. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 8
    Since Buzz joined my runs, I too have run more laps - slower and bigger ones than he might otherwise do, but laps just the same. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 9
    That time is important. It gives a comforting illusion of permanence not found in running by the mile. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 10
    That's how most of us would feel. But the sport has a few deviants without consciences. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 11
    The Chip also reduces the damage done by bandits. They still steal drinks and cheers along the course, but no longer scramble the paying runners' results. No entry fee, no Chip, no time or place. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 12
    The hours, minutes and seconds stand as visible reminders that your effort put them all there. Preserve until your next run, when the watch lets you see how Impermanent your efforts are. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 13
    The natural urge when running a distance is to push harder and finish sooner - to race against time. Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 14
    The records fell easily at first. Dozens of seconds peeled away with every running of a course, and I could hardly wait for the next chance to improve. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 15
    The results would have stayed on the watch face until the batteries died. But trying to make time stand still this way would have been a mistake. It is just as important to erase times eventually as to save them at first. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 16
    These thieves defend themselves by saying, 'I was there all the time, and the officials missed me.' Favorite excuses for missing surveillance checkpoints: jacket covered the number took off the shirt with the number hidden in a crowd. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 17
    They trained mostly by time periods, checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 18
    This act demonstrates graphically a turning away the past and moving ahead. You now get to refresh your time in a friendly way by running with the watch instead of against it or away from it. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 19
    When running to fill a time quota, however, the reverse happens. You can't make that time pass any faster by rushing, so you settle into a pace that feels right to you at the moment. Each minute above a quota is a little victory. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
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    Where did you run today? Now there's a question you don't often hear. Joe-HendersonJoe Henderson
  • 21
    Yet the home courses are where you spend dozens to hundreds of hours a year. You must choose them well. Joe-Henderson/">Joe Henderson