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"There is no can't in Ironman."

My Road to Kona / Triathlon Blog von Martin Muehl


“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.”

– George Sheehan

“Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you´ve been able to do before, you won´t develop and grow. When you go for it 100%, when you don´t have the fear of “what if I fail,” that´s when you learn.
That´s when you´re really living.”

– Mark Allen

“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.”

– Lance Armstrong

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

– Jim Ryun

“At the end of your life you will not be saying ‘I just wish I’d spent more time sitting on my butt watching TV’.”

– Andy Cavatorta

“Only through passion can you be disciplined.”

– Dr. Stephen Long

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

– Elbert Hubbard

“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 nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.”

– Martin Luther King

“You see things and say ‘Why?’ but I dream things and say ‘Why not?’”

– George Bernard Shaw

“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”

– Napoleon Hill

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

“There’s difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re commited to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

– Art Turock

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is somethig greater than fear.”

– Ambrose Redmoon

“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but to be better than your previous self.”

– Sprichwort der Hindus

“When you help someone up a steep hill, you get nearer the top yourself.”

– Unbekannt

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

– Albert Einstein

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fever problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”

– Earl Shoaf

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”

– Benjamin Mays

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.”

– Thomas Edison

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

– Konfuzius

“There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category, because there there’s virtually no competition.”

– Steven J Ross

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses. And some don’t turn up at all.”

– Sam Ewing

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible. Then they seem improbable. And then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”

– Christopher Reeve

“Most of the important things in the world have been accompanied by people who kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

– Dale Carnegie

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made of something they have deep inside them. A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

– Muhammad Ali

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

– Winston Churchill

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

– Christopher Columbus

“Nothing worth gaining was ever gained without effort.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

– Tim Notke

“There is no other way to race than all out.”

– Unbekannt

“If you can dream it. You can do it.”

– Unbekannt

“Many people have gone further than they imagined they could because somebody else thought they could.”

– Unbekannt

“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”

– Unbekannt

“Champions are made, not born.”

– Unbekannt

“Work hard to get good. Then work hard to get better.”

– Unbekannt

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Discover the limits of the possible by going beyond them into the impossible.”

– Unbekannt

“Determination is often the first chapter in the book of excellence.”

– Unbekannt

“It’s not strength but desire that moves us.”

– Unbekannt

“There is no giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.”

– Peter A. Cohen

“You will always miss 100% of the opportunities you don’t take.”

– Unbekannt

“While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it.”

– Unbekannt

“It’s all about character. Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

– Frank Outlaw

“I rode and I rode and I rode. I rode like I have never ridden, punishing my body up and down every hill I could find… I rode when no one else would ride.”

– Lance Armstrong

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”

– Will Rogers

“Best vacation ever. A 4:00 am wake up call. Salt water that makes your tongue swell. Howling headwinds in both directions. Furnace-like heat and menacing lava fields. 140.6 miles and a midnight deadline. And you say to madame Pele, bring it on!”

– GU Energy Gel Ad

“We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when we add up alle that inches, that’s gonna make the fucking difference between winning and loosing. Between living and dying. I tell you this: In any fight it’s the guy who’s willing to die who’s gonna win that inch”

– Tony D’Amato (Al Pacino) in Any Given Sunday

“I knew then what was possible when you reached deep for it. I think everyone has the capacity for that kind of strength. They just don’t know they have it. They haven’t been put in a situation were they were forced to reach in and find it.”

– Carlos Moleda

“When you get hurt and all your sacrifice adds up to nothing… are you willing to put it all on the line again?”

– Conrad Stoltz

“Man muss so lange auf das Glück einprügeln, bis es nachgibt.”

– Jens Voigt

“There are no atheists the last eight miles of an Ironman.”

– Kevin Moats

“If there is no vision in life, that is worth striving for, longing for and that you wish to become reality, then there is also no reason you should take pains.”

– Unbekannt

“If it’s hurting me, it’s killing them.”

– Desireé Ficker

“Triathletes have the capacity to propel their body at high speeds, through wind and weather over long distances. I call that flying.”

– Unbekannt

“There’s no better sense of accomplishment in life than finishing an Ironman.”

– Unbekannt

“If you challenge yourself to finish an Ironman, you can do anything.”

– Unbekannt

“It becomes almost addictive. Once you’ve done it once, you wanna do it again.”

– Peter Reid

“Ironman is a swim, a bike and a run. That’s what I do almost every day of my life.”

– Peter Reid

“There are really two types of people: Those who say I can’t and those who say I can.”

– Unbekannt

“When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining or are you tired? That doesn’t matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem.”

– Emil Zatopek

“It doesn’t get any easier; you just get faster.”

– Greg Lemond

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

– Michael Jordan

“Some people dream of success while others wake up and achieve it.”

– Unbekannt

““Nothing’s better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you.”

– Aaron Douglas Trimble

“Es ist egal ob man gewinnt. Wichtig ist das Trikot zu ehren das man trägt.”

– Sauro Bettini

“This is about limits. Reaching them, exploring them, exceeding them what you thought yours were. Coming to the conclusion that there aren’t any limits.”

– Unbekannt

“There is no can’t in Ironman.”

– Unbekannt

“Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.”

– Willie Shoemaker

“Triathlon doesn’t build character. It reveals it.”

– Unbekannt

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”

– Steve Prefontaine

“Pain is about seeing how strong you are mentally.”

– Unbekannt

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

– Thomas Edison

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”

– Charles Richards

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift.”

– Steve Prefontaine

“You can quit and no one will really care….but you will always know.”

– John Colins

“A winner is a loser who was willing to fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up and win.”

– Peter Zafra

“Everybody wants to know what I’m on. What am I on? I’m on my bike busting my *** six hours a day. What are you on?”

– Lance Armstrong

“Triathlons are so physically demanding that the final result ironically comes down to who is the smartest.”

– Peter Reid

“The answer is hard work. What are you doing on Christmas Eve? Are you riding your bike? January 1st – are you riding your bike?”

– Lance Armstrong

“It’s not a challenge until you’re fucked up.”

– Unbekannt

“Life is Simple. Triathlon. Swim. Bike. Run. Eat. Sleep.”

– Unbekannt

“Some people consider the marathon the ultimate endurance event. We consider it a cool down.”

– SBR MultiSports Werbung

“Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.”

– Tom Fleming

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

– United States Marine Corps

“A race is an exercise in leaving others behind.”

– Lance Armstrong

“The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.”

– George Sheehan

“If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.”

– P.Z. Pearce

“Only think of two things – the gun and the tape. When you hear the one, just run like hell until you break the other.”

– Sam Mussabini

“A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.”

– Steve Prefontaine

“I once met three guys named pain, suffering and sacrifice. Now we are inseperable. We are best friends.”

– Lance Armstrong

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7 Kommentare

1. Norbert Filippits schrieb am 14. September 2007 um 09:54


Der Schmwerz geht, der Ruhm bleibt!


2. Zitat der Woche: Die eigenen Grenzen | Triathlon Blog von Martin Muehl schrieb am 12. May 2008 um 16:33

[...] Montag gehe ich hier auf eines der vielen Zitate ein die ich gesammelt habe, und die mich im Training inspirieren, motivieren und helfen einige [...]

3. Zitat der Woche: Willpower will be no problem | Triathlon Blog von Martin Muehl schrieb am 19. May 2008 um 07:58

[...] halten indem Du meinen RSS-Feed abonnierst. Jeden Montag gehe ich hier auf eines der vielen Zitate ein die ich gesammelt habe, und die mich im Training inspirieren, motivieren und helfen einige [...]

4. Zitat der Woche: Never quit | Triathlon Blog von Martin Muehl schrieb am 27. May 2008 um 09:26

[...] Montag gehe ich hier auf eines der vielen Zitate ein die ich gesammelt habe, und die mich im Training inspirieren, motivieren und helfen einige [...]

5. Zitat der Woche: Triathlon reveals your character | Triathlon Blog von Martin Muehl schrieb am 03. June 2008 um 18:28

[...] Montag gehe ich hier auf eines der vielen Zitate ein die ich gesammelt habe, und die mich im Training inspirieren, motivieren und helfen einige [...]

6. Zitat der Woche: I’m All In | Triathlon Blog von Martin Muehl schrieb am 19. June 2008 um 12:34

[...] Woche gehe ich hier auf eines der vielen Zitate ein die ich gesammelt habe, und die mich im Training inspirieren, motivieren und helfen einige [...]

7. TomSun schrieb am 13. November 2009 um 09:17

“discover the flow”


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