Friends: Slow and steady wins the race.

Me: NOT IN THIS SPORT BITCHES.

Runners be like:

Around other people

Person: cross country isn't even a real sport

Runner: FUK OFF MATE RUNNING IS THE REALEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER DONE I WILL LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THIS SPORT

On the team

Coach: mile repeats on the track today at goal pace

Runner: Everything hurts and running is terrible

sub11orbust:

On the field of the Big House! I fell in love with Michigan, and I haven’t even had my official yet. I just stayed with my friend who transferred from Wisconsin this year, and met with Coach McGuire this morn for an hour or so. He’s incredible! It’s so easy to see why U of M XC is ranked #1 in the country right now. Also, I’m back and running and feeling much better and things are finally falling into place☺️

sub11orbust:

On the field of the Big House! I fell in love with Michigan, and I haven’t even had my official yet. I just stayed with my friend who transferred from Wisconsin this year, and met with Coach McGuire this morn for an hour or so. He’s incredible! It’s so easy to see why U of M XC is ranked #1 in the country right now. Also, I’m back and running and feeling much better and things are finally falling into place☺️

(via longdistancetrackgirl)

"Don’t think about the pain
When you run for long distances it’s impossible to avoid pain — it’s for everyone. When it comes you need to think of other things — the landscape, you talk with the racers, listen to music. I think about stories, like I’m a warrior being chased by an army. To not think about pain, you need to be in another world."
- Kilian (via ultrarunnersean)

This is a man who knows.

(via manvmiles)

I love this. When I get tired in the backcountry I always make up stories, like I’m on a mission or escaping something, and it shifts my perspective every time. I love that endurance sports allow us as adults to rediscover that side of imagination and play.

(via ranfull)

(via longdistancetrackgirl)