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Motivational Running Quotes

It's rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.

- Adidas Sports

Pain is weakness leaving the body

- Marine Corps

There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people

- Bill Bowerman

The answer to the big questions in running is the same as the answer to the big questions in life: Do the best with what you've got.

- Dr. George Sheehan

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

- Steve Prefontaine

Ask yourself, can I give more? The answer is usually Yes.

- Paul Tergat

Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.

- Oprah Winfrey

If you always do what you've always done, you will always be where you've always been

- unknown

Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.

- Tennessee Williams

The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline

- Bum Phillips

The athlete who says that something can't be done should never interrupt the one who's doing it

- John Wooden

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination

- Tommy Lasorda

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence

- Colin Powell

The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary

- May Smith

There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything

- Vince Lombardi

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there

- Josh Billings

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, Here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary line and adding to one's liberty

- Henri Frederic Amiel

You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.

- Frank Shorter

If you start to feel good during an ultra, don't worry you will get over it.

- Gene Thibeault

The will to win means nothing if you haven't the will to prepare

- Juma Ikangaa

Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.

- African Proverb

To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who's never run it is like trying to explain color to someone who was born blind.

- Jerome Drayton

To a runner, a side stitch is like a car alarm. It signifies something is wrong, but you ignore it until it goes away.

- unknown

I decided to go for a little run.

- Forest Gump

Long distance running is 90% mental and the other half is physical.

- Rich Davis

There is no satisfaction without a struggle first.

- Marty Liquori

There will be days when I don't know if I can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime knowing that I have.

- unknown

Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.

- unknown

Pain is temporary; finishing is forever.

- unknown

Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.

- Tim Noakes

My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.

- Milton Berle

We train every day of the year under all conditions. A junior once asked me: What would we do if there was an earthquake and the epicenter was right here? My answer was: Then we would run down the middle of the Earth!

- Mario Moniz Pereira, coach of Carlos Lopes

If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, itíll spread over into the rest of your life. Itíll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

- Bruce Lee

If God invented the Marathon to keep people from doing anything more stupid, then the ironman triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.

- unknown

As is true with life, and in a race, if you are willing to pay the price that others will not, you will reap the benefits that others will not!

- unknown

There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.

- Unknown

If your going through hell, you might as well keep going!

- Sir Issac Unknown

If you still look good after your workout, your not doing it right!

- Sheba

Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail.

- Benjamin Franklin

Just do the best with what you have, and soon you'll be doing it better.

- Gil Hodges

We all have dreams, in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.

- Jesse Owens

The greatest danger to most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

- Michelangelo

No matter how old I get, the race remains one of life's most rewarding experiences. My times become slower and slower, but the experience of the race is unchanged: each race a drama, each race a challenge, each race stretching me in one way or another, and each race telling me more about myself and others.

- George Sheehan

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

- Steve Prefontaine

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

- Unknown

There is something about the ritual of the race, putting on the number, lining up, being timed, that brings out the best in us.

- Grete Waitz

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

- Thomas Edison

When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race.

- Unknown

The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.

- Jesse Owens

Once you have decided that winning isn't everything, you become a winner.

- George Sheehan

Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.

- Sarah Condor

When you want to run, run. When you need to run, check your priorities.

- Unknown

Running is a great cure for depression, you can't run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time.

- Unknown

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

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

- Mahatma Gandhi

I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement. It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible.

- John Hanc

At mile 20, I thought I was dead. At mile 22, I wished I was dead. At mile 24, I knew I was dead. At mile 26.2, I realized I had become too tough to kill.

- Unknown

Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

- Muhammad Ali

If you want to run faster, you have to run faster.

- Unknown


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