Inspirational Running Quotes And Sayings


Inspirational Running Quotes And Sayings

Do you love to hit the track or the road? Does running or jogging exhilarate you? Here is a great compilation of inspirational running quotes and sayings.

“Nothing’s better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you.”
– Aaron Douglas Trimble

“It’s a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do.”
– Alan Sillitoe

“I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.”
– Alberto Salazar

“We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.”
– Alberto Salazar

“If you want to achieve a high goal, you’re going to have to take some chances.”
– Alberto Salazar

“To get to the finish line, you’ll have to try lots of different paths.”
– Amby Burfoot

Success does not come to the most righteous and rigorously disciplined but to those who continue running.”
– Amby Burfoot

“It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.”
– Ann Trason

“There is an itch in runners.”
– Arnold Hano

“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.”
– Arthur Blank

“Life is short… running makes it seem longer.”
– Baron Hansen

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”
– Bart Yasso

“Don’t give up on the impossible before you try it.”
– Biggie Munn

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”
– Bill Bowerman

“Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It’s the easiest sport.”
– Bill Rodgers

“The advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability — consistency, a sane approach, moderation and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life.”
– Bill Rodgers

“My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.”
– Bill Rodgers

“One thing about racing is that it hurts. You better accept that from the beginning or you’re not going anywhere.”
– Bob Kennedy

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.”
– Bruce Barton

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.”
– Carl Lewis

“Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined.”
– Carlos Lopes

“Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to is.”
– Catfish Hunter

“Ninety-eight percent of success is in the head and the heart.”
– Cathy Ferguson

“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 M. Schultz

“They say the breaks even up in the long run, and the trick is to be a long-distance runner.”
– Chuck Knox

“The most important message I stress to beginners is to learn to love the sport. Like other endeavors, if running is not undertaken properly, it can be difficult and discouraging.”
– Cliff Held

“I ran to be free; I ran to avoid pain; I ran to feel pain; I ran out of love and hate and anger and joy.”
– Dagny Scott

“I think there’s only one sensible place for a person to be at 5:30 in the morning. That’s in bed. And what am I doing? I’m out running. And I completely hate this.”
– Derek Clayton

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
– Earl Weaver

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
– Edward Stanley

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”
– Emil Zatopek

“A runner must run with dreams in his heart.”
– Emil Zatopek

“If you set your aim too high and don’t fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, and then gradually raise it.”
– Emil Zatopek

“You train best where you are the happiest.”
– Frank Shorter

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