Joe Henderson Quotes on time

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... view

By: Joe Henderson

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... view

By: Joe Henderson

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... view

By: Joe Henderson

They trained mostly by time periods, checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions... view

By: Joe Henderson

Time means a great deal to every runner. It means everything to me, because most days miles don't count.. view

By: Joe Henderson

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... view

By: Joe Henderson

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... view

By: Joe Henderson

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... view

By: Joe Henderson

That time is important. It gives a comforting illusion of permanence not found in running by the mile... view

By: Joe Henderson

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... view

By: Joe Henderson

Speed eventually neared its peak. The records forced me to work ever harder to drop a less and less time. These time trials came to feel like races, which are fun to run sporadically but not daily... view

By: Joe Henderson