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  • I've never enjoyed my running more. I also do 200 sit-ups a day, 60 push-ups, and a lot of stretching. I've had some back issues. I think the stretching helps with that.

    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 5, 2012.
  • I didn't give myself enough breaks during the training year to recover. I didn't understand the power of periodization.

    Years   Giving   Training  
    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 8, 2012.
  • An athlete who tells you the training is always easy and always fun simply hasn't been there. Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding.

    Fun   Athlete   Journey  
  • I'm doing great heart-wise. I get a complete stress test once a year, and those have gone well. I have stents in two arteries, and they are holding up. My other arteries haven't shown any additional clogging.

    Wise   Stress   Heart  
    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 5, 2012.
  • If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances.

  • Early in my career I was accused of being overconfident and even cocky, but I really was confident that I had done the training and didn't see any other reason to say otherwise.

  • I can't tell you why a particular athlete would leave a certain coach, but I can tell you there could be many reasons. They could have personality conflicts. They could have misunderstandings. Lots of stuff can happen.

    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 5, 2012.
  • I'm interested in Dathan Ritzenhein's future in the marathon, and I believe that's where we need to address some issues he seems to have. He's had good marathon coaches - both Brad Hudson and me. He's figured out the fueling. He's got this incredible aerobic engine. But something's still wrong.

    Believe   Issues   Needs  
    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 8, 2012.
  • Winning times in the New York City Marathon have not dropped all that much over the years, but rather U.S. runners went backward. In 1983, there were 267 U.S. men who broke 2:20 in a marathon, and by 2000 that number was down to 27.

    New York   Winning   Men  
  • I run four miles most days, at about 8:00 to 8:15 pace. It's totally relaxed.

    Running   Pace   Four  
    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 5, 2012.
  • Trust me, my runners aren't going to run one event while looking past it to the second event. When they get on the line for the 10K, that's a do-or-die situation for them.

    Running   Past   Events  
    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 8, 2012.
  • I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.

  • The marathon is like a bullfight.

  • We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.

    Sports   Running   Race  
  • I'd rather run a gutsy race, pushing all the way and lose, than run a conservative race only for a win.

    Running   Winning   Race  
  • I like the marathon because it's one race where you can find out who's really the toughest. On the track, sometimes a guy can just pull away, and you want to stay with him but you don't have the leg speed. The marathon is slow enough that anyone can stay with you if he wants, if he has the will. The marathon is ultimately a test of will.

    Race   Track   Guy  
  • I think in running, to be honest, that even though athletes are very dedicated and are willing to train and do whatever they need to do to prepare, more often than not they're not in a very professional environment where you've got a high performance director and a coach that are really monitoring your daily activities.

    "Coach Salazar talks future of U.S. long distance, training Ritzenhein". Interview with David Epstein, November 5, 2010.
  • I've found that my athletes run their best races after about 10 weeks of intense training.

    Running   Athlete   Race  
    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 8, 2012.
  • With my runners now, they get two month-long breaks during the year.

    Years   Two   Long  
    Interview with Amby Burfoot, April 8, 2012.
  • Whatever we accomplish in life, if it's solely for our own good, then it doesn't mean that much. The things you do that affect others in a positive way are the ones that count. Whatever facet of life you're in, God has given you a gift; do the best you can with that gift.

    Mean   Way   Given  
  • You have to change things in order to get to where you want to go. And things might get worse. But if you're not getting where you want to be, already, in a sense, it's as bad as it can get.

    Order   Want   Might  
    "Coach Salazar talks future of U.S. long distance, training Ritzenhein". Interview with David Epstein, November 5, 2010.
  • There are a lot of guys out there now who know they are not working as hard as other people. I can't fathom how they think.

  • You learn to run like a sprinter, you'll be a great distance runner

  • I've run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I've won some big races and I've had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started back in high school.

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