While training for my first marathon, well half marathon, motivation was certainly needed once I started to run double digit miles - you know, 10 and over. I hope that the below motivation running quotes will motivate and inspire you to meet your running goals or any goals you need motivation to accomplish!
Nothing happens by chance, there is a cause and effect relationship in all victories.
Motivational Running Quotes
Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.
-- Steve Prefontaine
Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right.
-- Henry Ford
There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
-- Bill Bowerman
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
-- Lynn Jennings
Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.
-- Jimmy Carter
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
--- Will Rogers
The thing about Pre is that he ran as hard as he could every race, and if you were going to beat him, you were going to have to run harder than he did.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that.
Cross Country philosophy...the faster you run the faster you're done.
Motivational Running Quotes and Sayings
Pain is only temporary,
Pride is forever,
Pain passes with time and Time passes,
therefore Pain is just a strain on the Brain without Refrain,
and that's why Cross Country runners are Insane.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up.
It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.
It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up you'd better be running.
(But, unless you're a runner, you won't understand.
If you run 100 miles a week, you can eat anything you want -- Why? Because
Motivational Running Quotes
(a) you'll burn all the calories you consume,
(b) you deserve it, and
(c) you'll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway.
-- Don Kardong
from Pro Athletes
Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'
-- Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable.
-- Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile
Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'.
-- Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner
The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
-- John Bingham, running speaker and writer
Spend at least some of your training time, and other parts of your day, concentrating on what you are doing in training and visualizing your success.
-- Grete Waitz
Funny Motivational Running Quotes
What kind of crazy nut would spend two or three hours a day just running?
If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
-- P.Z. Pearce
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street.
-- Neil Armstrong
I don't think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups.
-- Rita Rudner
Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.
I don't jog. If I die I want to be sick.
-- Abe Lemmons
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
-- Erma Bombeck
Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.
-- Charles Schulz, Peanuts
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