bill bowerman Quotes
Bill Bowerman QuotesDate of Death: 1999-12-24 (Friday, December 24th, 1999)
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- 'God determines how fast you're going to run; I can help only with the mechanics.'
- 'Several of my critics have said: 'Bowerman just tacks up a piece of paper in the locker room and turns his runners loose.' They're partially right. I do give the athletes a relatively free rein and for good reason. One of my principles is: Don't overcoach.''
- 'I still bother with runners I call hamburgers. They're never going to run any record times. But they can fulfill their own potential.'
- 'A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it's a matter of fitting your current practices to fit the event and the individual. See, what's good for you might not be worth a darn for the next guy.'
- 'I think people can handle 150 to 200 miles a week. But something has to give somewhere. If he's a student, how's he going to study? He may be at the age of chasing and courtship, and that's an important form of sport and recreation, too.'
- 'If someone says, 'Hey, I ran 100 miles this week. How far did you run?' Ignore him! What the hell difference does it make? The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles.'
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