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Quotes about Pain & Effort

This collection of quotes are about pushing through the pain barrier and training hard to achieve success.

"Sweet is Pleasure after Pain"
- Dirigo Rowing Shell advertisement

 "Hard training, easy combat; easy training, hard combat"
- Marshal Suvorov, famous Russian General

"Your training partner's name is pain. You start out trying to ignore him. Can't do it. You attempt to reason with him. No way. You try to strike a bargain. Hah. You plead. You say "Please stop, please go away. I promise never ever to do this again if you just leave me alone." But he won't. Pain only climbs off if you do. Then you're beaten. "
- Scott Martin

"The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret"
- Sarah Bombell, synchronized swimmer

"The Truth is that Running Hurts. No one gets faster without meeting their personal pain barrier straight on. No amount of junk miles, fun runs or affirmations are going to get you over the hill at the five mile mark in a 10k. However, what will pull you through is solid prep with hard hill runs and interval work."
- Manciata's explanation of the Truth about Running

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